New Scottish Centre provides academic focus for FOI issues

March 2009
IM@T.Online;Mar2009, p18
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The article offers information on the Scottish Centre for Freedom of Information, jointly launched by the University of Dundee's Law School and Scotland's information commissioner Kevin Dunion. It reports that the centre aims at encouraging research works on the issues related to freedom of information (FOI), and presents views of centre's co-director Alan Page on the necessity of focusing on the benefits of FOI. Dunion believes that Scotland needs to ensure review of its legislation and culture to practice international FOI, and states that the centre provides an opportunity to compare country's FOI laws with those of other nations. Also discussed are the areas of research likely to be undertaken by the centre including the impact of FOI law on human rights and country's governance.


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