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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

A government accountable to its citizens is one of the cornerstones of an open society—helping to ensure fairness, economic equality, and civic participation. The Open Society Foundations work with governments and businesses to advance transparency, rule of law, and good governance around the world.

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Why a Trial in Paris Marks a Milestone for Anticorruption Activists

June 16, 2017 Shirley Pouget

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea faces charges of investing funds in France misappropriated from the national treasury in a precedent-setting trial in France.

Italians Have a Right to Accountable Government

June 14, 2017 Claudio Cesarano, Elisa Murgese

Italy’s freedom of information law has been in force since December. So why are government officials still refusing to answer Italians’ basic questions?

Caught on Film: What the Law Says About Filming the Police in Europe

June 8, 2017 Roxane Cassehgari, Daniel Simons

The rise of social media and easily shareable video allows members of the public to film interactions with the police. But across Europe, this is now increasingly a contested issue.