However Germany does not follow this
authorities, regional ( EU,
CoE, OSCE )
and global mechanisms (HRC: CCPR)
- 84 states with approx. 5.5
billion inhabitants i. e. 78% of the world population give
better access to information then the federal Freedom of Information
Law in Germany (http://www.rti-rating.org/country-data/).
- More then 115 states (http://right2info.org/laws) with
more then 5.9 billion inhabitants i.
e. 84 % of the worlds population adopted FOI laws or provisions in
constitutions. 5 German states with half of the population lack FOI
- The UN Convention against Corruption is ratified by more then 159
states with more then 6,5 billion inhabitants, but not by Germany
did not support access to information and anticorruption in Germany.
Since 2001 I tried to make parliaments
aware of the human right of access to information. However only the Pirate
seems to take note of this in Germany.
for Fundamental Rights
), Council of Europe
for Human Rights
, ECHR), International
Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF)
, and OSCE
did not help.
(States against Corruption) and HRC
(UN Human Rights Committee) did not support the human right of access to
Is it time to demand that these experts do the job they are paid for?
UN-Menschenrechtsausschuss: Deutsche Informationsfreiheits-
gesetze in der Kritik: http://t.co/vxdoGCuf
Is it possible to enforce access to information in Bavaria?
Germany has to improve the federal FOI law, adopt FOI laws in 5 local
states (Bundesländer), ratify COE and UN conventions against corruption
and improve transparency of funding of political parties to catch up with
Europe, America, OSCE, OECD and BRIC states (see weakness
no. 2, 3, 4, 8, 34, 35 and 52 of National Integrity Report Transparency
Who will support Germany?:
Who will support transparency in Germany: http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/foi-ngo.htm
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