Today, Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) launched an improved version of the RTI Rating website. The new website contains updated results on all 93 countries with national right to information laws, searchable on various parameters, including total score and score in each category of the RTI Rating. Serbia retains top position in the updated rating, with 135 points out of a possible total of 150, while Austria languishes inbottom place, with 39 points.

“There has been enormous interest in the RTI Rating over the last year,” said Toby Mendel, Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Democracy. “It has stimulated strong media attention in the shortcomings of the RTI laws in many countries, while campaigners have used it to highlight weaknesses in proposed laws in other countries.”