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Analysis of the global right to information rating: concurrently discussing the assessment of the Chinese case

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Xiao, W, Analysis of the global right to information rating: concurrently discussing the assessment of the Chinese case, Library and Information Service, 56, (20) pp. 74-79. ISSN 0252-3116 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

The global right to information rating was created in the global wave of freedom of information. The rating agencies anticipate that the rating system enable them to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness in the legal framework for guaranteeing the right to information, and to direct future advocacy at resolving these aspects of weakness. However, the rating system has its drawbacks. It does not include proactive disclosure. Furthermore, it is limited to measuring the legal framework, and does not measure quality of implementation. As a result, it does little help in increasing transparency in a given country, for China in particular. In the future, the rating agencies should include proactive disclosure indicators, and allocate more points to some indicators which have a direct impact on implementation.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:freedom of information, global right to information rating, globalisation, right to know
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Xiao, W (Mr Weibing Xiao)
ID Code:81844
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-01-09
Last Modified:2014-10-16
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