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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Joint Letter Regarding UNESCO’s Access to Information Policy

Irina Bokova Director General UNESCO 21 December 2016 Via email: i.bokova@unesco.org CC: Getachew Engida, Deputy Director General (g.engida@unesco.org) Eric Falt, Assistant Director General for External Relations (e.falt@unesco.org) Frank la Rue, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information (f.la-rue@unesco.org) Dear Irina Bokova, We are writing to you as organisations and individuals working on the right to … Continue reading

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Canada: Charity Rules Violate Freedom of Expression

Canada‚Äôs legal framework for charities is both outdated and unduly restrictive, a fact which became apparent when the regulator, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), launched a spate of charity audits a few years ago. The current Canadian government has signalled an intention to revise the rules in this area and, as part of that, the … Continue reading

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Asian Infrastructure Bank: Access to Information Policy Weak

The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) and the Bank Information Center (BIC) have jointly prepared Comments on the Public Information Interim Policy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in preparation for the first annual review of the Policy, due in January 2017. The analysis shows that the AIIB is lagging behind other international … Continue reading

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