Sources on freedom of information

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Campaign for Freedom of Information:
FOI Act:
List of public authorities:
Information Commissioner's Office:


EU Regulation on access to documents:


- FOI in the EU:

- Observatory on access to EU documents: 2008-2009:

- Secrecy and Openness in the European Union, by Tony Bunyan (online book):

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe’s draft Convention on Access to Official Documents: (*)

Note: Sub-paragraph k: Sub-paragraph k provides for the possibility of limiting access to official documents with the aim of protecting confidentiality of proceedings within or between public authorities concerning the examination of a matter. The word "matter" is wide enough to cover all kinds of issues dealt with by the public authorities, that is, individual cases as well as procedures for political decision-making. It should be noted that, even if the aim of the Convention is to encourage public participation in decision-making, the purpose of this limitation is to preserve the quality of the decision-making process by allowing a certain free "space to think".


National Security Archive: FOI:


Article 19: Global campaign for free expression
Search results on FOI:

Privacy International: Freedom of Information

Freeedom of Information Advocates Network:

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