Tuesday, September 27, 2011

African Platform on Access to Information

The Pan African Conference on Access to Information was held this month in Capetown, hosted by UNECSO, the African Union, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.  Over 200 delegates who signed the African Platform on Access to Information, which  states that “access to information is a fundamental human right” and that “the right of access to information shall be established by law in each African country.”   
A model law on Access to Information is currently being drafted by the special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights. infojustice.org