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Statements, Declarations, and Reports relating to FOI/RTI

Several intergovernmental institutions have issued declarations and statements which contain references to FOI/RTI. In this section you will find a compilation of such documents issued at the international level and in South Asia.


Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Segunbagicha, Dhaka-1000   Sub:  Promotion of Right to Information in SAARC Region   Dear Sir, I am writing to you on behalf of Right to Information Forum, a network of advocates and practitioners  who are promoting the idea of transparent governance in public and private institutions in Bangladesh. Our work is fully consistent with the commitment and policy of the Government as manifested by the enactment of the Right to Information Act in 2009 and a series of initiatives taken by the Government to implement and enforce the Act.  The RTI Forum was   formed in 2008 to assist in the enactment of the RTI Act. Now the forum is working on creating the demand for the Ac...Read more
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
Dear Members! Mr Umar Cheema stands out as an outstanding journalist in Pakistan to make tax data public. Pakistan has become 4th country (after Norway, Sweden and Finland) that made tax data public.    Please find an attachment summarizing Mr Cheema's tax work, debate on it in British Parliament, challenges in the way, its impact and finance minister's acknowledgement in a telephonic conversation with him. He also run twitter account (@TaxPakistan) and Facebook page (TaxPakistan) for awareness about taxes of who's who.     Ref directories, please open this link of Federal Board of Revenue:  http://www.fbr.gov.pk/CategoryLayoutList.aspx?view=Category[Documents]%20With%20List%20Layout&ActionID=742&ArticleID=   There, you will find: Parliamentarians Tax Directory and T...Read more
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
  CHRI's Summer Newsletter Click here to view Please feel free to circulate it in your networks. We will be happy to receive your feedback and comments on this, please do write to us.Our mailing address is: Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative B-117, 2nd Floor, Sarvodaya Enclave New Delhi 110017 India ...Read more
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
We the moderators at SARTIAN are happy to publish an exclusive report on the developments in Pakistan on this platform. We hope to receive more and more of such contributions in the future from country conveners and members !!     2013-A Watershed Year for RTI Movement in Pakistan Zahid Abdullah   2013 will always be regarded as a watershed year for right to information movement in Pakistan. Although Pakistan was the first country in the South Asia to have introduced a national law of right to information in the shape of Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002, it was a largely ineffective law and all its provisions were found lacking when juxtaposed with standards of right to information legislation. There was no civil society input when this law was promulgated and when its repl...Read more
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
CHRI made a submission to the Independent People's Tribunal that was hearing people's perceptions about the working of the National Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Protection of Human Rights Act which provides for the establishment of the NHRC to look into complaints of human rights violations suffered by people.   If you think any case of an attack or alleged murder or harassment of an RTI user or RTI activist is not included in this list, kindly forward the name of the sufferer and details of the case to me, preferably along with media clippings containing the facts of the case. Local language news reports are also welcome along with an English language translation of the news story.  Please also inform us of the progress of the criminal invest...Read more
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
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