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Title:Access to information in Africa: law, culture and practice
Editors:Diallo, FatimaISNI
Calland, RichardISNI
Series:Afrika-Studiecentrum series (ISSN 1570-9310)
City of publisher:Leiden
ISBN:9789004250659; 9789004251892
Geographic terms:Africa
Southern Africa
Burkina Faso
Subjects:access to information
constitutional law
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/37793
Abstract:Commissioned by the ATI (access to information) Working Committee of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers, the chapters in this volume examine the implications for African countries of global developments in ATI. The volume is organized in three sections: the first discusses theoretical perspectives, the second comprises three thematic studies, while the last section contains five regional and country studies. Chapters: I. The right of access to information: the state of the art and the emerging theory of change (Richard Calland); The problem of access to information in African jurisdictions: constitutionalism, citizenship, and human rights discourse (Colin Darch); Transparency and power relations: socio-anthropological perspectives on the right of access to information (Fatima Diallo); Constitutional domestication of the right of access to information in Africa: retrospect and prospects (Fola Adekele). II. Statistics, indicators and access to information in African countries (Colin Darch); The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and corruption in Nigeria: rethinking the links between transparency and accountability (Uwafiokun Idemudia); Towards realizing the right of access to Internet-based information in Africa (Fola Adeleke & Matilda Lasseko Phooko). III. An actionable constitutional right of ATI: the case of southern Africa (Matilda Lasseko Phooko); The Uganda Freedom of Information campaign: stuck in the mud? (Dan Ngabirano); Realizing the right of access to information in Kenya: what should stakeholders be on the lookout for? (Edwin Abuya); The right to information in Burkina Faso: an unfinished quest (Abdoul Karim Sango); Access to information and transparency: opportunities and challenges for Nigeria's FOI Act 2011 (Morayo Adebayo & Akinyinka Akinyoade). [ASC Leiden abstract]