What do you get when the world’s largest democracy passes a right to information law? We visited the New Delhi office of information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi to find out.
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Silence and secrecy are two of the most powerful tools that governments can employ to mute critics and cloak their actions from public scrutiny. The Open Society Foundations work to uphold the right to speak and to know—in order to support public involvement in government and accountability, and to challenge corruption and human rights abuses.
Open Society Fellow Jameel Jaffer discusses the US government’s broad and largely secret campaign of surveillance in the name of national security.
A case before the European Court of Human Rights seeks to establish the full truth about a Soviet massacre of Polish POWs during World War II.
Thirty years after their loved ones vanished, families of the disappeared are bringing their search for answers to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.