Budapest Declaration on Right of Access to Information

On 14 December 2008, leading experts from around the world meeting at a conference co-organized by Access Info Europe adopted the Budapest Declaration which calls for the right of access to information to apply to all States at all levels of government, to intergovernmental organizations, and also to other bodies undertaking public functions.

The experts noted in the declaration that there is a need to develop the right of access to information in specific sectors (during the debate the aid sector was mentioned as a specific area for attention) and called for wider collaboration between civil society groups from different specializations. The experts also called for development of effective systems for monitoring implementation of the right of access to information.

Read the full text of the declaration here

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