In recognition of International Right to Know Day on 28 September, Transparency International (TI) has released a new publication, Using the Right to Information as an Anti-corruption Tool. It includes the experiences of TI’s chapters in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Peru in 2004 and 2005.
The report focusses on:
- lessons and pitfalls in the design of access to information laws
- challenges and obstacles in implementation and how they influence anti-corruption work
- how appeals and litigation can support implementation of the law while supporting anti-corruption work
- transparency at the international level: how can international financial institutions improve access to their information?
- access to information as a preventive anti-corruption measure in the United Nations Convention against Corruption
International Right to Know Day marks the 28 September 2002 founding of the global Freedom of Information Advocates Network. Its aim is to raise awareness of every individual’s rights: to access government-held information, to know how elected officials are exercising power, and how the tax-payers’ money is being spent.
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