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  • 25 August 2016

    CHRI Analysis of the New Sri Lanka RTI Law

    The following summary of the new Sri Lankan RTI law was prepared by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. On 04 August, 2016, the Hon’ble Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka certified their RTI Bill as having been “duly passed by Parliament”. With this certification, the RTI Bill has become law in Sri Lanka. Unlike many […]

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    • Progress Seen in Draft Tanzanian FOI Bill

      By Deus Kibamba The author is trained in political science and international law. His column first appeared Aug. 24 in The Citizen. The government issued a new draft FOI bill in June. (See report.) In less than two weeks, the Right to Information Bill will be presented in Parliament for its second reading and passing by […]

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      • 14 August 2016

        Broken Promises in Ghana

        The following statement was issued by the RTI Coalition, Ghana, in early August 2016. (Subsequently the members of the Coalition sent a letter to the president urging passage of the RTI bill.) When a father promises to do something for a child, the child relies hugely on that promise and expects that the adult will deliver […]

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        • 28 July 2016

          Romanian Report on ATI Progress

          The following is the text of a report by the Ministry for Public Consultation and Civil Dialogue in Romania. Created in November 2015 as a leading central body responsible for improving the usage, the legal framework and the practices in the areas of access to information, public consultation and civil participation, Ministry for Public Consultation […]

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          • 14 July 2016

            Questions About the World Bank’s Governance Agenda

            By Alan Hudson The author is Executive Director of Global Integrity. This article first appeared on the Global Integrity blog and is reprinted with permission. There has been concern for many months in the governance and development community, in Washington DC and beyond, about the commitment of the World Bank to the governance agenda, and particularly […]

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