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  • 30 November 2016

    Vanuatu Parliament Passes RTI Bill Unanimously

    Vanuatu’s Parliament on Nov. 24 unanimously passed a right to information bill tabled by Prime Minister Charlot Salwai,according to a report by the Pacific Island News Association. Vanuatu becomes the 114th nation with a freedom of information regime, according to the tally. The article said the Minister for Land and Member of Parliament for […]

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  • 11 April 2014

    Vanuatu Institutes RTI; Pledges to Pass Legislation

    The government of the Republic of Vanuatu on April 8 officially launched a right to information policy and again indicated plans to pass an RTI law. The RTI policy was approved in 2013 and commits the government to release all information to the public, subject to certain exceptions protective of a number of interests such […]

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  • 27 August 2013

    Vanuatu Passes RTI Policy, Makes Plans to Adopt Law

    The South Pacific nation of Vanuatu has approved a Right to Information (RTI) policy, according to an Aug. 21 article in Island Business. “The RTI policy commits Government to release all information to the public, except where releasing information would be a breach of security or privacy, or would compromise commercial in confidence,” according to […]

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Right to Information Act (2016)



Measuring Openness

Global Right to Information Rating
A country-by-country rating of laws by the Centre for Democracy and Law and Access Info.

Freedom House
The Freedom in the World report.

World Bank
Worldwide Governance Indicators

Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index
Measures perceptions of the degree of corruption.

Reporters Without Borders
The Press Freedom Index.