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30 Jul 2020

RightsCon Summit Series

2020-07-30T13:08:13+02:00

Date: 29/07/2020 With the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen how crucial it has been to open and share data to help us navigate this pandemic. Yet, we have also seen some countries rolling back transparency measures, while others disaggregate data to dangerous levels, exposing people to harm. Access Info Europe, together with Open Data Charter, hosted The public, the private, and our rights: lifting information out of lockdown strategy session at RightsCon online, aiming to explore the fault lines in our data ecosystem, as well as highlight good practices that help inform decisions inclusively and accountably. The event had an

RightsCon Summit Series2020-07-30T13:08:13+02:00
21 Jul 2020

Civil Society takes legal challenge to Spain’s Supreme Court over granting of €30 million to Morocco for migration control

2020-07-21T10:34:33+02:00

Madrid/Seville, 20 July 2020 – Human rights organisations Access Info Europe and Andalucía Acoge, with legal support from Gentium and research support from Profundo, today announced the submission of legal arguments to the Spanish Supreme Court in a case challenging the granting of €30 million from Spain’s Contingency Fund to the Moroccan authorities for the control of migration towards Spain. The legal challenge seeks to annul the decision to spend the €30 million, taken by Spain’s Committee of Ministers on 19 July 2019, on the basis that this is an improper use of the Contingency Fund, which is earmarked for

Civil Society takes legal challenge to Spain’s Supreme Court over granting of €30 million to Morocco for migration control2020-07-21T10:34:33+02:00
20 Jul 2020

El Supremo decidirá la legalidad de 30 millones entregados a Marruecos para frenar la inmigración irregular

2020-07-27T12:01:09+02:00

El País | 20/ 07/ 2020 In Spanish- La ayuda financiera entregada a Marruecos para frenar la inmigración irregular ha llegado al Supremo. El tribunal tendrá que decidir sobre la legalidad de 30 millones de euros que el Ejecutivo sacó en 2019 del fondo de contingencia de los Presupuestos para financiar parte del despliegue de las autoridades marroquíes con el objetivo de contener las entradas irregulares en España. La cuestión que estudiará el Supremo no es la ayuda en sí, sino si fue legal recurrir a ese fondo, una reserva presupuestaria destinada a necesidades “urgentes, imprevisibles e inaplazables”, como catástrofes naturales o

El Supremo decidirá la legalidad de 30 millones entregados a Marruecos para frenar la inmigración irregular2020-07-27T12:01:09+02:00
17 Jul 2020

Publishing open SDG data is key to monitor the progress towards the Agenda 2030

2020-07-17T16:22:45+02:00

Madrid, 17 July 2020 – Having access to quality data is essential if governments are to measure the progress towards the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, and if civil society and the public are to be able to track progress. Recent research conducted by Access Info in seven European countries, published in the report “Opening Up SDG 5: What do we know about Gender Equality?” (March 2020), found, however, that although most of the surveyed countries had set up a reporting platform or were publishing SDG data online, the data was often outdated, hard to reuse, or not

Publishing open SDG data is key to monitor the progress towards the Agenda 20302020-07-17T16:22:45+02:00
15 Jul 2020

Transparency as a Priority for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Corruption

2020-07-15T14:11:30+02:00

Madrid, 15 July 2020 - Access Info Europe has called for the right of access to information to be treated as priority during the first UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) against corruption, to be held in April 2021 in New York. In its submission to preparation of the UNGASS, Access Info recalls that the United Nations Convention against Corruption UNCAC establishes that States Party should establish specific mechanisms to implement the right of information. “To end corruption it is not enough to prosecute the corrupt once the crime has been committed. It is essential to work to prevent corrupt

Transparency as a Priority for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Corruption2020-07-15T14:11:30+02:00
13 Jul 2020

Why continued support for transparency is essential to recovering from the coronavirus crisis

2020-07-13T10:08:05+02:00

Madrid, 13 July 2020 – Access Info Europe has joined 83 civil society organisations from around the world in calling on donors to continue funding transparency and accountability in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis. In an open letter, the signatories welcomed efforts by donors to redirect funds towards potential new needs arising from the covid-19 pandemic, but also stressed the need to keep investment in civil society work on access to information and data disclosure during the recovery phase and beyond. “It has become crystal clear during the past four months that transparent, open,

Why continued support for transparency is essential to recovering from the coronavirus crisis2020-07-13T10:08:05+02:00
9 Jul 2020

Pro Bono Network: Lawyers for Transparency

2020-07-09T14:09:42+02:00

Madrid, 9 July 2020 –  Access Info Europe has created a pro bono legal network of lawyers from across Europe with varying legal backgrounds who are willing to offer assistance to requesters seeking access to EU documents, in particular journalists and civil society organisations. The first training of these lawyers took place on 8 June 2020, when the pro bono lawyers heard from lawyers who are leading experts in EU transparency. Onno Brouwer and Elske Raedts, addressed the main exceptions used to withhold documents at the EU level and identified key pro transparency cases from the Court of Justice of

Pro Bono Network: Lawyers for Transparency2020-07-09T14:09:42+02:00
8 Jul 2020

Nace “Abre”, una coalición para la protección de las personas alertadoras y denunciantes

2020-07-08T15:32:38+02:00

La Vanguardia | 08/07/2020 In Spanish- Tras la reciente constitución del Grupo de Trabajo de la Comisión General de codificación, ordenado por el Ministerio de Justicia el pasado 02 de junio del 2020, para la transposición de la Directiva (UE) 2019/1937 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 23 de octubre de 2019, relativa a la protección de las personas que informen sobre infracciones del derecho de la Unión, se ha constituido una coalición de asociaciones llamada ABRE, para reclamar que esta sea participativa y cuenten con la sociedad civil. Read more...

Nace “Abre”, una coalición para la protección de las personas alertadoras y denunciantes2020-07-08T15:32:38+02:00
6 Jul 2020

Moncloa no cumple “con la transparencia y las normas de buen gobierno”, según el Consejo de Transparencia

2020-07-06T16:55:00+02:00

03/07/2020 | Maldita.es In Spanish-La Secretaría General de la Presidencia del Gobierno “no cumple con la consideración de la transparencia, el acceso a la información pública y las normas de buen gobierno como ejes fundamentales de toda acción política”. Read more...  

Moncloa no cumple “con la transparencia y las normas de buen gobierno”, según el Consejo de Transparencia2020-07-06T16:55:00+02:00
29 Jun 2020

La Comisión para la Reconstrucción termina con pocas expectativas en cuanto a resultados, pero con avances en transparencia

2020-06-29T13:05:01+02:00

Newtral | 27/06/2020 In Spanish- Esta semana, la Comisión para la Reconstrucción en el Congreso ha terminado su trabajo. Han sido semanas de actividad en las que los diputados que forman este grupo —subdividido a su vez en cuatro áreas— han recibido a representantes del Gobierno, expertos de distintas áreas o miembros de la sociedad civil, así como propuestas ciudadanas. Read more...  

La Comisión para la Reconstrucción termina con pocas expectativas en cuanto a resultados, pero con avances en transparencia2020-06-29T13:05:01+02:00