Global Freedom of Expression


#RighttoKnow: Partnership with Right2Info

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right2knowOn the occasion of International Right to Know Day, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with Right2Info, an initiative of the Open Society Justice Initiative. For the last several years, the Right2Info platform has offered jurisprudence and legal resources on the right to information from around the world.  As part of our partnership, 150 analyses currently hosted on will be revised and adapted for  Global Freedom of Expression Database. These cases will greatly enhance Columbia database by ensuring that the global jurisprudence on the right to information is well included. We are grateful for the partnership with Right2Info which is bringing us closer to a unified resource on all aspects of the right to freedom of expression and information globally.

Over the next few months we will be publishing a few right to information cases each week. This week we hope you will enjoy reading the following featured cases:

  • Argentina

Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación, S.622.XXXIII “S.,V. c/ M., D.A. s/medidas precautorias

  • Canada

Phinjo Gombu v. Tom Mitchinson, Assistant Commissioner et al.

  • India

Union of India v. Association for Democratic Reforms and Another; with People’s Union for Civil Liberties and another v. Union of India and another

  • Israel

Shalit v Peres

  • Philippines

Legaspi v. Civil Service Commission

  • Uganda

Greenwatch (U) Ltd v. Attorney General of Uganda and Uganda Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd