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Understanding the Tshwane Principles

By Jonathan Birchall | June 14th, 2013
Finding the balance between national security and the right to know

The Tshwane Principles on National Security and the Right to Information provide unprecedented guidelines for those engaged in drafting, revising or implementing laws or provisions relating to the state's authority to withhold information on national security grounds or to punish the disclosure of such information.

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UN panel on post-2015 agenda ticks the right boxes

By Jonathan Birchall | May 31st, 2013
UN High Level panel kickstarts debate around post-2015 development agenda

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the publication of a major report on the future shape of the world’s development strategy after 2015, entitled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.”

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