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CHRI marks Right to Know Day with, well, Information

Sep 28, 2016

Today, September 28, is International Right to Know Day. And, no, it’s not a holiday.

We are glad to report that the fight to effect right to information laws in the Commonwealth has seen marked success this year.

In 2016, Sri Lanka and Kenya enacted information access laws. So far 22 of the 53 Commonwealth member states have passed national level laws. The overseas territories of Cayman Islands and the Cook Islands also have their own access to information laws. On the occasion of Right to Know Day, CHRI has published an updated comparative chart of key provisions of these laws. The complete text of the laws can be accessed by clicking on the name of each country or overseas territory. The chart