The right to know, the right to live : access to information and socio-economic justice
- edited by Richard Calland and Alison Tilley.
- Cape Town : ODAC, 2002.
- Physical description
- xxvi, 157 p. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references.
The right to access information is explored in this book. The focus is on the South African law - said to be the "strongest access to information law in the world" - but there is an international perspective, with contributions from India, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom and the United States. This title argues that for the right to information to be meaningful it must extend beyond nation-state governments to transnational corporations and multilateral organisations such as the World Bank. The right to access information is not only an important civil and political right. It is also a socio-economic right, enabling the full realisation of other socio-economic rights such as the right to welfare, housing or education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781919798424 20160527
- Included Work
- Anūrāg Siṅgh. India year 2000, a welfare state.
- Publication date
- Accompanied by CD-ROM: India year 2000, a welfare state / Anūrāg Siṅgh.
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