The Draft Model Law on Access to Information has been updated in readiness for re-consideration by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) at its Extra-Ordinary Session taking place from 18 to 23 February 2013 in Banjul, the Gambia. The Model Law was initially presented to the ACHPR during its 52nd Ordinary Session last October in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. At the presentation, the Working Group received useful comments from Commissioners which formed the basis for the finalisation of the Draft Model Law.

The current draft has since been forwarded to the ACHPR ahead of its up-coming consideration.

Once adopted by the ACHPR, it is expected that the Model Law will guide Member States in their adoption or review of access to information laws, and provide uniform benchmarks for evaluating their effective implementation.

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