Right to Information: Bridging Divides in Implementation

On October 8-9, 2009, an International Consultation on Access to Information was held in Bengaluru, India. The event was organized by UNDP India and the Government of India.

During the consultation, Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan did a presentation entitled "Right to Information: Bridging Divides in Implementation (Philippines)". He discussed the gaps between the declared policies on the people’s right to access to information on matters of public interest and the actual practice of government agencies.

In his view, the right to access information is still hampered by lack  of transparency in the buruacreacy and the absence of legislation that will set the procedures for access and penalize government officers that unreasonable deny requests for information. He then pointed to proposed legislation, intitiatives of civil society organizations, and other strategies that can bridge the gap.

Download the presentation here. (pdf, 1.63 mb)

Nepomuceno Malaluan, a lawyer with an academic background in economics,  is Trustee at the Action for Economic Reforms. He is also co-convenor of the Access to Information Network (ATIN).

 

On October 8-9, 2009, an International Consultation on Access to Information was held in Bengaluru, India. The event was organized by UNDP India and the Government of India.

During the consultation, Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan did a presentation entitled "Right to Information: Bridging Divides in Implementation (Philippines)". He discussed the gaps between the declared policies on the people’s right to access to information on matters of public interest and the actual practice of government agencies.

In his view, the right to access information is still hampered by lack  of transparency in the buruacreacy and the absence of legislation that will set the procedures for access and penalize government officers that unreasonable deny requests for information. He then pointed to proposed legislation, intitiatives of civil society organizations, and other strategies that can bridge the gap.

Download the presentation here. (pdf, 1.63 mb)

Nepomuceno Malaluan, a lawyer with an academic background in economics,  is Trustee at the Action for Economic Reforms. He is also co-convenor of the Access to Information Network (ATIN).

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