Asian Regional Workshop
CHRI expanded its programme to South Asia by a workshop
held in Dhaka where representatives from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh and India met and discussed the issue in all its aspects.
Responses to the workshop suggest a high level of interest in the
issue and in the process of concerted action for a campaign for
a legislated right in the sub-continent. Several suggestions have
been received from the participants for country workshops to bring
the issue into the mainstream campaigns locally.
CHRI presented a paper
at the Pan African Conference on Human Rights, Peace and Good Governance
at Harare, establishing linkages in the African experience and opening
avenues of exchange of ideas. The session on right to information
evinced a high level of interest in the participants and created
avenues for further networking on the issue (click here
for the report on the Right to Information session).
on right to information and a film show followed by a discussion
was hosted at the Commonwealth People's Centre at the Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) in Durban, South Africa, in November