Resources on RTI laws and implementation
Resources on Right to Information Laws and Implementation
Right to Information Laws and Implementation
The existence of a legal framework outlining access to information is critical to an effective transparency regime. More than 90 countries today have Right to information (sometimes labeled Freedom of Information) laws in place that provide mechanisms for their publics to request and obtain information from their respective governments. This section provides resources on legal provisions and implementation aspects of RTI laws.
RTI laws and legal frameworks Banisar, David (2004). 2004 Global Survey – Freedom of Information and Access to Government Record Laws around the World. Freedominfo.org. Banisar, David (2006). Freedom of Information Around the World 2006: A Global Survey of Access to Government Information Laws, Privacy International Banisar, David (2008) National Freedom of Information Laws, Regulations, and Bills. Map of countries with Freedom of information Law OAS (2010). A Model Freedom of Information Law. Neuman, Laura (undated). Access to Information Laws: Pieces of the Puzzle. An Analysis of the International Norms. The Carter Center. Puddephat, Andrew (2009) Exploring the Role of Civil Society in the Formulation and Adoption of Access to Information Laws. The Cases of Bulgaria, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, Access to Information Working Paper Series, World Bank, March. United States Department of Justice - Office of Information and Privacy (2009). OIP Guidance: President Obama’s FOIA Memorandum and Attorney General Holder’s FOIA Guidelines Creating a “New Era of Open Government” (2009). FOIA Post, United States Department of Justice – Office of Information Policy. Mendel, Toby (2008). Freedom of Information: A Comparative Legal Survey. Second Edition, Revised and Updated. UNESCO. Torres, Natalia (1997). Institutional Design for an Effective Access to Public Information. World Bank (2004). Legislation on Freedom of Information: Trends and Standards. Snell, Rick (2008). Releasing the Potential of FOI – Making the Transition from FOI Version 1.0 to Version 2.0. University of Tasmania, Australia. Kreimer, Seth F. (2008). The Freedom of Information Act and the Ecology of Transparency. Article 19 (1999). The Public’s Right to Know: Principles on Freedom of Information Legislation. Banisar, David (2011). The Right to Information and Privacy: Balancing rights and managing conflicts. World Bank Institute. Bellver, Ana, Marcos Mendiburu and Maria Poli (2008). Public Sector Governance. Let the Sunshine In: the Making of the Transparency and Access to Information Law in Honduras. Prem Notes, Issue 118. The World Bank Blanton, Thomas (2003). The Right to know is Gaining around the World. Freedominfo.org. Blanton, Thomas (2002). The World’s Right to Know. Foreign Policy Magazine. Raju, A. K. (2000). Towards Access to Information in Rural India. Open Society Justice Initiative (2006), Transparency & Silence: A Survey of Access to Information Laws and Practices in 14 Countries. Justice in Action Series. Smolina, Iryna (2005). Under Lock and Key. Freedom of Information and the media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Article 19. Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Law Commission (2002). Working Paper on the Proposed Right to Information, Act 2002. Office of the Law Commission. RTI data from PAM database: https://www.agidata.org/pam Implementation Bookman, Zachary and Juan-Pablo Guerrero Amparan (2009). Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Assessing the Implementation of Mexico’s Freedom o Information Act. In Mexican Law Review 2 (January-June): 4-51 India Together. The Key to Speeding up Languishing RTI Appeals. Worthy, Benjamin (2008). The Future of Freedom of Information in the United Kingdom, The Political Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 1, January-March. Farmelo, Martha (2003). The Freedom of Information Campaign in Argentina. Freedominfo.org Roberts, Alasdair (2002). Administrative Discretion and the Access to Information Act: An “Internal Law” on Open Government? The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Syracuse, New York. Roberts, Alasdair (2006). Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, New York: Cambridge University Press. India Together (2009). Righting the RTI. United States White House. President Barack Obama Memorandum on Freedom of Information. January 21, 2009. United States White House . President Barack Obama Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. January 21, 2009 Carter Center (2008) Conference to Address Advancements, Challenges to Worldwide Access to Public Information Laws. Newman, Laura and Calland, Richard (2008). Making the Access to Information Law Work: The Challenges of Implementation. The Carter Center. Piotrowski, Suzanne J., Zhang, Yahong, Lin, Weiwei and Yu, Wenxuan (2009). Key Issues for Implementation of Chinese Open Government Information Regulations. Roberts, Alasdair (2010). I ndia’s Right to Information Act: The First Four Years. Freedominfo.org. Rodrigues, Charmaine (2006). Implementing Access to Information: A practical guide for Operationalising Freedom of Information Laws. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Martinez-Morales, Emilene (2009). Documents in Action: FOI Success Stories in Mexico. Freedominfo.org. Long, Debra (2005). Freedom of Information and Access to Information: the UK experience. Presentation. Indonesia. Hazell, Robert (1989). Freedom of Information in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In Public Administration 67(2): 189 United States Government Accountability Office (2008). Freedom of Information Act - Agencies Are Making Progress in Reducing Backlog, but Additional Guidance Is Needed. Neuman, Laura (2009). Enforcement Models: Content and Context, Access to Information Working Paper Series, World Bank. Roberts, Alasdair (2010). A Great and Revolutionary Law? The First Four Years of India’s Right to Information Law. Suffolk University Law School. UK Information Commissioner Officer (2006). Freedom of Information: United Nations Development Programme (2004). Right to Information: Practical Guidance Note. Assessing RTI laws: Impacts and Implications Ashraf, Tariq (2008). Empowering people through information: A case study of India's RTI Act. The International Information & Library Review Volume 40, Issue 3, September 2008, Pages 148-152. Gregorczuk, Helen (2005). FOI – A Damp Squib or a Culture Change in the making? Hazell, Robert and Worthy, Benjamin (2009). Impact of FOI on central government. Constitution Unit end of award report to ESRC. Non-Technical Summary. Pepper, Daniel (2010). India, deadly backlash against FOI activists. Christian Science Monitor. Right to information and accountability assessment Group (RaaG) and National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), (2009). Safeguarding the Right to Information: Report of the People’s RTI Assessment (2008). Testimony of Miriam Nisbet, Director of the Office of Government Information Services, before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives - March 18, 2010. Society for Participatory Research in Asia (2008). Accessing Information under RTI: Citizens' Experiences in Ten States. New Delhi, Society for Participatory Research in Asia. Hazell, Robert (2010). Chapter 17 – Conclusion. In Hazell, Robert, Worthy, Ben and Glover, Mark (2010) Does FOI work? The impact of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 upon British central government. F