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Tracking Corruption and Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration–June 2017 Update

Last month, we announced the launch of our project to track credible allegations that President Trump, as well as his family members and close associates, are seeking to use the presidency to advance their personal financial interests.Just as President Trump’s son Eric will be providing President Trump with “quarterly” updates on the Trump Organization’s business […]

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US Courts’ Evaluation of Foreign Judicial Corruption: Different Stages, Different Standards — GAB | The Global Anticorruption Blog

Last August, a US appeals court may have finally brought to a close a case that the court described as “among the most extensively chronicled in the history of the American federal judiciary”: a lawsuit, initially filed in 1993, seeking damages for adverse environmental and health consequences of oil exploration and drilling by Texaco (later […]

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The role of referendums in the UK: the question of information — The Constitution Unit Blog

On 22 November the Constitution Unit and the Committee on Standards in Public Life hosted a joint seminar on ‘The Role of Referendums in the UK’. Bringing together eminent speakers from across academia, the media, government, and elsewhere, the seminar examined possible problems with the conduct of referendums in the UK, focusing particularly on two […]

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Ico: Transparency, innovation and building a culture of data confidence and trust

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy Delivery.

It is often argued that if people are increasingly willing to share information on social media and to allow their data to be collected by mobile apps, they’re presumably less concerned about how their data is being collected and processed. It won’t surprise you to learn that […]

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The usefulness of the asset declarations; a challenge for the Peruvian State.

Javier Casas

Lawyer and member of @sumaciudadana

The idea that public policies are essentially, if not exclusively, State matters is deeply anchored in the consciousness of Peruvian civil servants. Citizen participation in public policies has always been a misunderstood matter by policy makers and the administration. Civil servants do not have a clear idea about what citizen participation is, and how they could handle it to improve their work. In the anti-corruption field this is a problem with dramatic consequences, if we summarize what happened during the last 25 years regarding the lack of transparency of the asset declarations that designated officials must send by law to the Comptroller Office. Sigue leyendo

Four years of Peruvian OGP: everything continues being the same.

Javier Casas[1]

In the last four years, no relevant change in the Peruvian public management has occurred due to participation in the global Open Government Partnership[2]   (OGP). The partnership was expected to bring improvements in the process to make policy, to help achieve the predicted results more efficiently, and to help apply the changes in a sustainable manner. Nothing has been verified with the OGP and the major challenge continues to improve the quality of public management. Sigue leyendo

Friendly access to judgments and citizen participation

Javier Casas

Lawyer on FOI rights. Suma Ciudadana. @javiercasas

The Judiciary is one of the most important institutions to strength the democracy. The judges decide about individual or collective rights, they give legitimacy to the activity of citizens, the State, the private sector, the media and all kind of fact powers. The judgments, analyzed in a comparative way, are important sources of information to understand the rights and the obligations of all citizens. But the judges also need to be controlled. They have a big power and is in the interest of the society to know how the judges resolve the cases submitted by citizens, and what their values or legal referents are. Sigue leyendo

The standard of citizen participation in the Peruvian OGP action plans

Javier Casas

lawyer. Former OGP – Independent Report Mechanism national researcher in Peru. Suma Ciudadana. @javiercasas

Citizen participation is one of the four principles of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP). The other three are transparency, accountability and technology. When Peru decided in 2011 to sign the partnership, this decision was assumed by all the experts as a “second breath” for the transparency in the country, understood in a broad and comprehensive manner. Why was everybody wrong? Sigue leyendo

Only 30% of OGP Action Plans Include RTI Reform / Sólo 30% de los Planes de Acción de la Iniciativa de Gobierno Abierto incluyen reformas al acceso a la información

Only 30% of OGP Action Plans Include RTI Reform. (Inglés)

In terms of the legal framework for RTI, no State should be allowed to remain in the OGP unless it is prepared to make a clear, time bound commitment  to protect this fundamental human right and core OGP value. For States that have legislation, clear minimum benchmarks for the quality of their RTI framework should be set, and incorporated into the ongoing process of review of country Action Plans, with a view to promoting improvement over time. This will not only promote good performance on this key governance issue, but it will also enhance the credibility of the whole OGP process.

Centre for Law and Democracy

En términos del marco jurídico para el derecho al acceso a la información, a ningún Estado debe permitírsele permanecer dentro de la Iniciativa para el Gobierno Abierto, a menos que esté dispuesto a asumir un compromiso claro y con plazos determinados  para proteger este derecho y valor fundamental de la Iniciativa. Los Estados que cuentan con legislación deben incorporar a sus Planes de Acción puntos de referencia mínimos y claros para mejorar la calidad de sus respectivos marcos jurídicos .  Esto no sólo promoverá el buen desempeño de los países en este tema clave de la gobernanza, sino que también aumentará la credibilidad de la propia Iniciativa.

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Clasificación mundial de leyes de AIP / Global RTI Rating (2011)

De acuerdo con esta clasificación elaborada por Centre for Law and Democracy (Canada) y Access Info Europe (España), la ley 27806 de Perú se encuentra en el puesto 25. En el contexto latinoamericano sólo las leyes de El Salvador, México y Nicaragua plantean un mejor marco jurídico.

According to this classification developed by the Centre for Law and Democracy (Canada) and Access Info Europe (Spain), the law 27806 of Peru is ranked 25. In Latin America only the laws of El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua present a better legal framework.

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