Friday, November 17, 2006

International news

Two press releases from the Open Society Institute:

-Justice Initiative Lauds Adoption of Freedom of Information Bill by Nigerian Senate
"The Open Society Justice Initiative today hailed the Nigerian Senate’s approval of a freedom of information bill and urged President Olusegun Obasanjo to sign it into law quickly."

-Council of Europe Urged to Recognize Broad Right of Access to Information
"Three leading freedom of information organizations are calling on the Council of Europe to ensure that its future treaty in the area of freedom of information provides a robust safeguard of the right to access information.". The briefing, including an analysis of the current working document and the comparative study, can be downloaded at

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