Views Sought on Model FOI Law for Africa

27 May 2011

The Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression and access to information in Africa has requested comments on a draft model access to information law for African Union member states.

Written submissions are requested by Aug. 15, 2011.

To download a copy of the model law and to make a submission see the website of the Centre for Human Rights.

To find out more about the development of the law, visit the website of the South African History Archive (SAHA).

A panel of experts reviewed an earlier draft in October and a public consultation on the draft law in Banjul, The Gambia, on April 29, during the 49th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. A series of further sub-regional public consultations will be held from June to August in Maputo, Dakar, Nairobi and Cairo.

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