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Vietnam: New Regulations Improve the Law on Access to Information

Vietnam: New Regulations Improve the Law on Access to Information
16 April 2019. A review of the legal framework for the right to information in Vietnam, based on the adoption in January 2018 of new regulations, has increased Vietnam’s score from 69 to 76 points out of a possible total of 150 points on the RTI Rating, which puts it

20 Expert Organisations Urge Myanmar to Fully Guarantee Freedom of Expression in the Constitution

20 Expert Organisations Urge Myanmar to Fully Guarantee Freedom of Expression in the Constitution
11 April 2019. Today, CLD joins 19 other expert organisations in a statement calling on Myanmar to protect freedom of expression as it revises the Constitution. The text is as follows, in English and in Burmese: 11 April 2019 — A new parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing Myanmar’s constitution is

Launch of Charter on Engagement with the League of Arab States

Launch of Charter on Engagement with the League of Arab States
29 March 2019, The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) (Canada), Transparency Maroc (TM), Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) and Maharat Foundation (Lebanon) launched the Charter for Improving Civil Society Engagement with the League of Arab States today, ahead of the 31 March 2019 Arab League Summit

What We Do



The Centre for Law and Democracy believes in a world in which robust respect for all human rights underpins strong participatory democracy at all levels of governance – local, national, regional and international – leading to social justice and equality.

We work to promote, protect and develop those human rights which serve as the foundation for or underpin democracy, including the rights to freedom of expression, to vote and participate in governance, to access information and to freedom of assembly and association.

CLD works collaboratively with NGOs around the world, on a consultancy or small project basis, to carry out projects aimed at boosting respect for key human rights. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have a project which you feel might benefit from our specialised legal and policy expertise.