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15 Dec 2021

The Right to Know Declaration 2021: Open for endorsement!

2021-12-15T17:50:11+01:00

On 14 December 2021, The Right to Know Declaration 2021 was opened for endorsement at an event to discuss measurement of the right of access to information organised by Access Info Europe as part of the Open Government Partnership Global Summit. The Declaration is open for endorsement by civil society organisations, IGOs, governments, information commissioners, academics and other individuals, and will serve as an action agenda for the right to information community for 2022 and beyond. Organisational endorsements here / Individual endorsements here The Right to Know Declaration arose out of debates convened by UNESCO to mark International Right to

The Right to Know Declaration 2021: Open for endorsement!2021-12-15T17:50:11+01:00
15 Dec 2021

Eight leading civil society organisations banned from UN anti-corruption conference due to objections by Turkey

2021-12-15T17:25:00+01:00

Sharm El-Sheikh - Transparency International, Access Info Europe, The Good Lobby, and the UNCAC Coalition strongly condemn the exclusion of prominent civil society organisations from participating in the 9th session of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Conference of the States Parties (CoSP), currently underway in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The CoSP plenary on the morning of 15 December 2021 failed to overturn the unfounded objections by the Turkish government. Many countries from the European Union and broader Europe, Canada, the US and other regions spoke out in support of the affected NGOs. The barred organisations include Access Info Europe (Spain),

Eight leading civil society organisations banned from UN anti-corruption conference due to objections by Turkey2021-12-15T17:25:00+01:00
10 Dec 2021

Spain: High Time to Guarantee the Right of Access to Information

2021-12-11T08:38:15+01:00

Madrid, 10 December 2021 – On International Human Rights Day, and as the Spanish Transparency Law celebrates seven years since it entered into force, Access Info has renewed the call for full recognition of the right to information in Spain, something essential to fix many problems with the right to know in practice. With work on the reform of the law starting in early 2022 as part of a commitment in Spain’s latest Open Government Action Plan there is a unique opportunity to guarantee a full right of access to information in Spain, as a human right. This would be

Spain: High Time to Guarantee the Right of Access to Information2021-12-11T08:38:15+01:00
21 Oct 2021

It’s time for EU Member States to deliver transparency of fisheries control

2021-10-22T09:22:25+02:00

Madrid, 22 October 2021 – As negotiations get underway in Brussels on future regulation of the fishing sector, Access Info is calling on EU Member States to support increased transparency in fisheries control, in line with the proposals made by the European Parliament in March 2021. At stake is the reform of an existing rule, the controversial Article 113, which prohibits the European Commission from sharing fishing controls data with other persons, even with national and European parliamentarians, unless the relevant Member State has given express consent. Access Info has repeatedly criticised this problematic secrecy clause, which dates back to

It’s time for EU Member States to deliver transparency of fisheries control2021-10-22T09:22:25+02:00
7 Oct 2021

Pandora Papers: Una razón más para tener registros mercantiles abiertos, según Acces Info

2021-10-07T13:15:40+02:00

Sueldos Públicos - Transparencia y Libertad en la Red | 05/10/2021 Spanish - La responsable de Investigación Legal y Campañas de esta organización, Patricia González, ofrece una explicación desde el enfoque de la transparencia y la lucha contra la corrupción. Read more...

Pandora Papers: Una razón más para tener registros mercantiles abiertos, según Acces Info2021-10-07T13:15:40+02:00
5 Oct 2021

A decade and 10K FOI requests: happy birthday AskTheEU!

2021-10-05T12:31:45+02:00

mySociety | 28/09/2021 English - Today is the annual International Day for Universal Access to Information. Transparency organisations all around the world are celebrating the Right To Know, as embodied in many countries’ FOI Acts: here at mySociety we’re getting ready for our special TICTeC FOI Show and Tell (it’s not too late to register, and you totally should!). Read more...

A decade and 10K FOI requests: happy birthday AskTheEU!2021-10-05T12:31:45+02:00
5 Oct 2021

Recognising the Fundamental Right of Access to Information: An Interview with Rachel Hanna

2021-10-05T12:05:42+02:00

Youth Time Magazine | 29/09/2021 English - Rachel Hanna, Legal Researcher and Campaigner, Access Info Europe celebrates the 28th of September- International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) by speaking to Youth Time and reflecting on what has been done during this passing year to create a platform for all stakeholders to take part in international discussions on policy and guidelines in access to information. Read more...

Recognising the Fundamental Right of Access to Information: An Interview with Rachel Hanna2021-10-05T12:05:42+02:00
28 Sep 2021

AsktheEU.org: 10th Birthday & 10,000 requests to the EU

2021-09-28T20:08:11+02:00

Access Info calls for all obstacles to requests to be removed Madrid, 28 September 2021 – On this year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information, Access Info is celebrating the over 10,000 access to documents requests sent via the AsktheEU.org platform since it was launched at a European Ombudsman event on the same day 10 years ago. AsktheEU.org, run by Access Info with support from mySociety, gives everyone a simple way to ask for access to the documents to European Union bodies, and also makes all the responses public. Browse the 10,000 requests on AsktheEU.org “AsktheEU.org makes EU transparency

AsktheEU.org: 10th Birthday & 10,000 requests to the EU2021-09-28T20:08:11+02:00