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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