Thursday, October 25, 2012

Holsen, Sarah and Martial Pasquier. "Insight on Information: The Role of Information Commissioners in the Implementation of Access to Information Policies." Journal of Information Policy 2 (2012): 214-241. 

From the report: "What factors impede “Access to Information (ATI)” laws – or make them effective? Drawing on international experience and analyses of ten different countries, Holsen and Pasquier describe and analyze several different forms of ATI implementation. Factors considered include the oversight bodies’ powers, independence, resources, and leadership. Special consideration is given to appeals processes and types of enforcement. In this context, the benefits of the “Information Commissioner” model have been found to outweigh its drawbacks." Read more