Mar 1, 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean Principle 10 Declaration Side event
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Side event, Nairobi Kenya

A Side event entitled “The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Declaration on Principle 10” was held in Nairobi, Kenya at the UNEP Governing Council on Thursday 21st February to build countries and civil society awareness of the adoption of a Principle 10 LAC Declaration at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil. There are currently eleven governments which are signatories to the P10 Declaration adopted as an official Rio + 20 outcome. These countries are; Brazil, Chile Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica Mexico Panama , Paraguay , Peru and Uruguay.

Feb 20, 2013
TAI and its partners are working to get funding for civil society participation in the process for the LAC P10 Instrument

In the context of Rio+20, a number of civil society organizations, most of which form part of The Access Initiative (TAI), came together to advocate countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region to advance on access rights. As a result, at Rio+20 eleven governments issued a formal declaration and publicly signaled their support for development of a regional instrument to strengthen access to information, public participation, and access to justice in sustainable development decision‐making.

Feb 19, 2013
Los derechos de acceso presentes en la Cumbre de CELAC

Los días 27 y 28 de Enero del 2013 se realizó en Santiago de Chile la I Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC).

La Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y del Caribe agrupa a todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe. Fue creada el 23 de febrero de 2010 en sesión de la Cumbre de la unidad de América Latina y el Caribe, en la ciudad de Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México.

Feb 18, 2013
People Insist on as per Rules ‘Access to Participation’ in Environmental Decision Making in India
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A Public Hearing in India

Public Hearing is part of the process under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986, and rules there under i.e. Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2006, and related amendments in India. This is the tool for people to have ‘Access to Participation’ in environmental decision making.

Feb 8, 2013
Ultratech Cement Known for Violations of Pollution Norms Plans for Expansion in Chhattisgarh in India

Two Public Hearings for Ultratech Cement Limited located at Hirmi Village of Baloda Bazar, Bhatapara District of Chhattisgarh State in India are proposed to be conducted at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm respectively, on 8 February 2012 at village Hirmi for : 1. 997.355 hectare mining lease area (4.2 MTPA) and 2. Expansion of Integrated Cement Project.

Jan 31, 2013
Beijing’s Air Quality Highlights the Need for Better Access to Environmental Information
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Beijing’s hazardous air quality made the news around the world as the density of PM2.5 particulates surpassed 700 micrograms per cubic meter in many parts of the city on Saturday, January 12th for the first time in memory.

Jan 15, 2013
Reunión de ONG’s en el marco del proceso de ALC para un instrumento regional sobre el P10.
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El día 11 de Enero del 2013 en el marco del Encuentro Regional del Open Government Partnership realizado los días 10 y 11 de Enero en la sede de la CEPAL en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile, Andrea Sanhueza se reunión con varias Organizaciones y redes de la sociedad Civil de LAC para darles a conocer el proceso que 11 países han iniciado al firmar la Declaración para la Implementación del P10 De La Declaración de Río sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo. Estos 11 países son Brasil, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Jamaica, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana y Uruguay.

Dec 19, 2012
Acceso a la Justicia: Histórica resolución judicial ecuatoriana
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Compartimos la edición de diciembre de nuestra serie Temas de Análisis, en la que analizamos el procedimiento penal a causa de un problema que ha estado vigente desde la emisión de la Ley de Gestión Ambiental y que se ha resuelto en la dirección correcta, es decir, el respeto a los principios de “inmediación y economía procesal”.

Dec 18, 2012
Why Africa Needs Open Legislatures
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Parliaments in Africa have long worked behind closed doors, preventing civil society from holding legislators accountable for their decisions and actions. Photo credit: Flickr/Commonwealth Secretariat

This article was written by Peter Veit and Gilbert Sendugwa and orginally posted on WRI Insights

Open government requires an open executive branch, an open legislature, and an open judiciary. Historically, however, global attention to government transparency and access to information has focused on the executive branch.

Dec 11, 2012
Freedom of Information Victory in Argentina
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In an unprecedented move, Argentina’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of freedom of information when it ordered the National Institute for Retirees and Pensioners (PAMI) to release information on its advertising budget as requested by the Association for Civil Rights (ADC).

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