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Freedom of access to government information in Africa: trends, status and challenges

A 2015 review of the status of FoI legislation and practice in African countries.

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Information Law: blog by UK law firm

“Information Law” is a free-to-access blog published by Kingsley Napley LLP, a leading UK law firm.  It has a UK focus.  Some of the articles are relevant to the law and practice on UK freedom of information demands.

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“Freedom of Information” journal

A subscription journal which claims to be the UK’s only professional journal in the field of freedom of information law and practice.

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FoI Directory

A UK-based blog and website which provides commentary and guidance on developments in freedom of information laws, procedures and practice

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Freedom of Information – Balancing the Public Interest

An analysis which seeks to analyse the various aspects of the public interest as understood in a Freedom of Information context in numerous common law jurisdictions; to assist Freedom of Information decision-makers to apply the public interest test in considering exemption provisions in legislation which incorporates that test in one form or another.   Freedom […]

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City of New York v BP, Chevron, Exxon and others, legal complaint as filed 9 January 2018

This is the complaint in an  important lawsuit filed in New York by the City of New York against a number of major oil companies. It seeks to hold them liable in respect of the cost of sea level rise/flood defences for the city, based on their conduct is causing or encouraging large scale emissions. This […]

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Judicial Review of Emissions Target England sought in 2017

These are the grounds on which a number of claimants seek to challenge the UK government’s refusal to alter the 2050 emissions targets under the 2008 Climate Change Act. The claimants rely upon changes since 2008 in climate change science and international climate change policy in order to argue that the government’s refusal to set […]

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European Parliament Report on Land Grabbing

This report for the European Parliament discusses the human rights issues raised by large-scale land deals for plantation agriculture (‘land grabbing’) in low and middle-income countries – a serious issue requiring urgent attention. The study assesses the link between land deals and human rights, reviewing relevant international human rights law and discussing evidence on actual […]

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African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (also known as the Banjul Charter) is an international human rights instrument that is intended to promote and protect human rights and basic freedoms in the African continent.

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Groundbreaking win for indigenous people in Colombia

On 8 February 2017, the Constitutional Court of Colombia has found in favour of the Embera Chamí people in a centuries-old fight for their territory. The court granted the petition for the protection of constitutional rights requested by the of the Indigenous Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, in western Colombia. The Colombian Constitutional Court is the final […]

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