STANDARDS AND LAWS

FIND HERE THE PRINCIPLES AND DOCUMENTS THAT SET
STANDARDS FOR ADVANCING THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION

Access Info Principles:

Five Principles for an Open and Accountable NATO

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Civil Society Standards and Declarations

Justice Initiative Ten Principles on the Right to Know

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Article 19, Public’s Right to Know, Principles on Freedom of Information Legislation

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Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action for the Advancement of the Right of Access to Information

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Budapest Declaration on Right of Access to Information

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Transparency Charter for International Financial Institutions:

Claiming our Right to Know

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Declaration on Parliamentary Openness

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International Treaties

Council of Europe Convention on Access to Documents

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Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

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Inter-governmental Principles and Recommendations

Organisation of American States, Inter-American Judicial Committee, Principles on the Right of Access to Information

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Council of Europe Recommendation 2002(2) on access to official documents

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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa

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Unesco’s Maputo Declaration on Fostering Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and Empowerment of People

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Declarations by international freedom of expression rapporteurs

See, Intergovernmental Materials on Free Expression from Article 19, including the 2004 joint declaration on International Mechanisms for Promoting Freedom of Expression.

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