Laws & Declarations
Various international documents pertaining to ATI
Laws & Declarations
Model Law on Access to Information for Africa
Prepared by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
A model law is typically a detailed set of provisions embodying the international, regional or sub-regional standards on a particular subject, developed for the purpose of facilitating the adoption of national legislation. As the word ‘model’ suggests, a model law need not be adopted by States in its exact form, but could be adjusted to suit the legal and other realities of each State. Thus, unlike treaties, which are binding once ratified and impose obligations on States Parties, a model law is a non-binding document crafted specifically as a tool to guide law makers in translating obligations emanating from international treaties into detailed national legislation.
MIDRAND DECLARATION ON PRESS FREEDOM IN AFRICA
Considering Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights which states: “Every individual shall have the right to receive information”; and that “every individual shall have the right to express and disseminate his opinions within the law”.
Children’s Declaration on Access to Information
We, the participants in the Children and Access to Information Workshop held on International Right to Information Day, and Day of the Namibian Child, on 28 September 2014: …
African Platform on Access to Information
19 September 2011
We, participants at the Pan African Conference on Access to Information, organised by the Windhoek+20 Campaign on Access to Information in Africa in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Cape Town, South Africa, September 17 – 19, 2011: …