Model Inter-American Law on Access to Information discussed at international workshop in Colombia
Robert Gregory Michener, a professor from FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), will participate in a workshop on the modernization of the Model Inter-American Law on Access to Information, on September 27. The event will be held at Universidad de Los Andes, in Bogotá (Colombia), in celebration of International Right to Know Day (September 28), created by the United Nations (UN) in 2015.
Discussions on the modernization of the Model Law will bring together experts from the international community and have an impact on Brazil, since the Brazilian Law on Access to Public Information is based on this model in many ways, including article 21, which sets forth that “Access to information cannot be denied if necessary for the judicial or administrative enforcement of fundamental rights”.
“Laws (and rules) evolve over time, and the Latin American Model Law, published in 2010, has to be modernized to guide the reform initiatives related to the laws on access to public information”, said the expert.
An expert on the subject, Michener coordinates FGV’s Public Transparency Program and the Transparency Evaluation Network, both initiatives dedicated to evaluating the implementation and compliance with government transparency, and financed by the Open Society Foundation – Latin America.
Go to the website to learn more about FGV’s Public Transparency Program.