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The Right to Information & Development

This presentation, given at our Governance Knowledge Group, considers freedom of information and how the right to access information underpins the international development agenda.

Andrew Smith outlines the legal framework permitting or hindering access to governmental information and the steps required to ensure this right is fulfilled. Taking Kenya as a case study, Andrew considers how having access to information on development issues can assist internally displaced persons.

Andrew Smith is a legal officer at ARTICLE 19’s London headquarters, where he advocates on the right to access information and other freedom of expression issues.

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