Sources on freedom of information


UK



Campaign for Freedom of Information: http://www.cfoi.org.uk/
FOI Act: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts2000/ukpga_20000036_en_1
List of public authorities: http://www.dca.gov.uk/foi/yourRights/publicauthorities.htm
Information Commissioner's Office: http://www.ico.gov.uk/


European


EU Regulation on access to documents: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2001/jul/newregoj.pdf

Statewatch:

- FOI in the EU: http://www.statewatch.org/foi/foi.htm

- Observatory on access to EU documents: 2008-2009: http://www.statewatch.org/foi/observatory-access-reg-2008-2009.htm

- Secrecy and Openness in the European Union, by Tony Bunyan (online book):
http://www.statewatch.org/secret/freeinfo/index.html


Council of Europe


The Council of Europe’s draft Convention on Access to Official Documents: (*)
http://www.access-info.org/

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".


USA


National Security Archive: FOI: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/foia.html


International


Article 19: Global campaign for free expression
Search results on FOI: http://www.article19.org/search-results/index.html?freetext=foi

Privacy International: Freedom of Information

Freeedom of Information Advocates Network: http://www.foiadvocates.net/

Access Info: http://www.access-info.org/

freedominfo.org: http://www.freedominfo.org/

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