Right to Information website is designed to provide legislators,
advocates and the public with resources on international and Commonwealth
principles and standards on the right to information. The site
also provides a unique and comprehensive collection of national
right to information resources for all 53 countries of the Commonwealth,
including legislation, papers and links to other useful websites.
believes that the Right to Information is fundamental to the realisation
of economic and social rights as well as civil and political rights.
Informed participation by all must therefore be guaranteed through
increased access to public information.
believes that the right to information must be guaranteed by a strong
legislation and the process of law-making itself must be participatory
and informed by the realities of the community concerned.
works to raise public awareness about the value of the right to
information. It collaborates with community based groups, catalyses
the development of networks of concerned civil society organisations
and seeks out the specific information needs of the people and communicates
them to policy makers in various ways.