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May 17, 2013
Los derechos de acceso en el Ecuador y el derecho de consulta previa, libre e informada

Como parte del proyecto “The Access Initiative (TAI): Legal Empowerment of Vulnerable Communities in Latin America” desarrollamos un análisis de la legislación vigente sobre el derecho de consulta previa, libre e informada en el marco de los derechos de participación reconocidos en el Principio 10 de la Declaración de Río.

May 10, 2013
Access to information could land you in jail

Original article from The Observer http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=comcontent&task=view&id=25192&Itemid=114&utmsource=feedly

One day Abadallah walked to the National Forestry Authority as a concerned citizen seeking to get information about licensing forest reserves.

May 10, 2013
New Jakarta Declaration Aims to Strengthen Rights to Environmental Information in Asia
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The Jakarta Declaration aims to strengthen rights to environmental information in Indonesia, China, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Photo credit: Luca Bruno, Flickr

(Original article posted by Carole Excell on WRI Insights on May 9, 2013: http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/new-jakarta-declaration...)

May 7, 2013
UK now in settlement talks with Mau Mau torture survivors

Per the Guardian (UK) article, below: Litigation in UK uncovered over 8,000 files regarding 37 former UK colonies a year ago, amongst them, a June 1957 memo from then attorney general of the British administration in Kenya, which included the statement on mistreatment of the detainees as “distressingly reminiscent of conditions in Nazi Germany or Communist Russia,” but that beatings could be sanctioned, as long as the abuse was kept secret.

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