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Author Bishop, Cheryl Ann, 1964-

Title Access to information as a human right / Cheryl Ann Bishop
Published El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 231 pages)
Series Law and society
Law and society (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Freedom-of-expression conceptualization -- Information-privacy conceptualization -- Right-to-a-healthy-environment conceptualization -- Right-to-truth conceptualization -- Conclusions
Summary Conceptualizing access to government information as a human right is a new development in the global trend promoting institutional transparency. Bishop provides a comprehensive examination of international human rights law and explains four conceptualizations of access to information as a human right. Rights to information have been linked to the right to free expression, the right to privacy, and the right to a healthy environment, and the right to the truth about human rights abuses. She concludes that a human right to access information is evolving in disparate ways. The current evolution o
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Freedom of information.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1593325053 (electronic bk.)
9781593325053 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)