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Legislative Drafting

On various occasions, CLD is asked by governments, campaigners and sometimes inter-governmental organisations (IGOs) to help them prepare legislation in areas relating to its expertise. CLD provides technical assistance of this nature, with a view to assisting these stakeholders to prepare legislation which respects constitutional and international human rights standards.

Proposed Amendments by the Global Transparency Initiative to the Second Consultation Draft of the Public Communications Policy of the Asian Development Bank, November 2010 (link to Second Consultation Draft)

CLD and the Philippine Access to Information Network prepared draft amendments to the Second Consultation Draft of the Public Communications Policy of the Asian Development Bank, which was released in November 2010. The proposed amendments have been provided to the ADB and will be circulated to members of the Board of Directors, which is due to consider the policy at its meeting on 16 February 2011.

Model Inter-American Law on Access to Information, April 2010

In its General Assembly Resolution AG/RES. 2514 (XXXIX-O/09), the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) requested the Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs to convene a Group of Experts on Access to Information to prepare a model law on access to information for the Americas. CLD was invited to participate in the Group of Experts, and attended several meetings in Washington, before the final draft was officially presented to the OAS on 28 April 2010.

The Edited Sierra Leone Freedom of Information Bill 2010, April 2010 (Official Draft of the Sierra Leone FOI Bill, May 2010)

At the request of the joint civil society/government working group preparing the draft Freedom of Information Bill for Sierra Leone, CLD provided detailed legal drafting amendment suggestions on the draft Bill. The official draft Bill, published in May 2010, is available here.

Broadcasting Law, Mongolia, January 2010

At the invitation of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development and the Mongolia National Broadcaster (official State broadcaster), CLD worked with a group of local stakeholders in Mongolia to prepare a draft Broadcasting Law for consideration by the local authorities.