Monthly Archives: June 2015

Significant Differences in Caribbean RTI Rating Scores

There are significant discrepancies in protection for the right to information (RTI) in two countries in the Caribbean region. The RTI Rating found that the Cayman Islands’ Freedom of Information Law scored comparatively well, with 112 points out of a possible score of 150, which would be tied for 13th position globally compared to national laws. By contrast, the Bahamian Freedom of Information Bill scored just 88 points, resulting in a tie for 48th place.
Click here for a full analysis of the two laws.

Tanzania: Analysis of Right to Information Bill

The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) has prepared an analysis of Tanzania’s draft Access to Information Act, which was released by the government recently. The draft Act follows up on the Tanzanian government’s commitment at the October 2013 London Summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to adopt a right to information law. It scored 91 points on a quick assessment using the RTI Rating, which would put it in 42nd position globally.
Click here for a report and analysis of the bill.