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  • 26 May 2016

    Nigerian FOI Law Not Effectively Implemented

    Below is the concluding chapter from the April 2016 report by the Carter Center on its examination of selected agencies in Uganda using the Center’s Access to Information Legislation Implementation Assessment Tool, which is described in the report. Nigeria adopted a Freedom of Information law on May 28, 2011 when former President Goodluck Jonathan signed […]

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    • 23 May 2016

      Progress, Weaknesses Seen in Ugandan FOI Law Implementation

      Below is the concluding chapter from the April 2016 report by the Carter Center on its examination of selected agencies in Uganda using the Center’s Access to Information Legislation Implementation Assessment Tool, which is described in the report. Overall the findings of the Implementation Assessment Tool reveal that as compared to the initial seven ministries […]

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      • 18 May 2016

        India: Evidence Rebuts Attacks on RTI 

        By Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri The writers are members of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information. Their article first appeared May 16 in The Indian Express with the subtitle, “MPs must not run down a law that promises a more informed citizenry.” The Right to Information (RTI) Act has undoubtedly been a […]

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        • Bangladesh: A Good Law Gone to Waste?

          By Dr. Shamsui Bari The writer is Chairman of Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB). This article, subtitled “Right to Information Act 2009: The role of media,” first appeared in The Daily Star. Media’s power to shape public opinion is succinctly captured in a story from Peru, dating back to the 1990s. Alberto Fujimori was the president of […]

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          • Transparency Needed for Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Council

            By Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena The author is a Colombo based civil liberties advocate and a regular contributor to The Sunday Times where this column appeared May 15. In a notably pungent observation at the close of her mission visit to Sri Lanka this month, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers […]

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