Confira a carta assinada por mais 40 organizações de todo o mundo
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A carta em inglês a seguir foi enviada a Michel Temer pedindo o avanço da lei de acesso na Câmara dos Deputados.

Dear Congressman Temer,

We, the undersigned organisations and individuals, are writing to express our support for the efforts of the Brazilian authorities to adopt a right to information law. Once this process is completed, Brazil will join the over 80 countries worldwide that have given legislative effect to this important right.

The right to information has been recognised as a fundamental human right as guaranteed under international law, and closely linked to respect for the inherent dignity of all human beings. The right to information is a crucial underpinning of participatory democracy, for without information citizens cannot make informed electoral choices or participate in decision-making processes. The right to information is also essential to accountability and good governance; secrecy is a breeding ground for corruption, abuse of power and mismanagement.

We welcome the recent approval of a draft Right to Information Bill (Projeto de Lei 219/2003) by the Special Commission created for this purpose by the Brazilian House of Representatives. This is an important step in the adoption of this legislation. We also applaud the fact that the development of this legislation has taken place in an open and consultative manner.

We are writing now to urge you, as the President of the House of Representatives, along with your fellow congressmen and women, to do all that you can to ensure that the bill is adopted. We are aware that this is an election year and that the legislative schedule is quite full. Due to the importance of this legislation, we hope you will be able to ensure that the proposed draft is presented to the full House for a vote in the upcoming weeks.

We also believe that it remains crucially important to ensure, among other things, that the final text reflects best international practice and respects relevant international human rights standards. We note, in this regard, that the draft law still does not provide for an independent administrative oversight body, despite repeated calls for this from Brazilian civil society. We urge you to consider amendments to address this oversight.

We wish you all the very best of luck in this important venture.

Yours sincerely,

Access-Info Center, Republic of Moldova

Access Info Europe

Access to Information Programme, Bulgaria

Acción Ciudadana, Guatemala

Alianza Regional por la Libertad de Expresion e Informacion, Latin America and the Caribbean

Arab Freedom of Information Network


Asociación de Periodistas de El Salvador – APES, El Salvador

Asociación por los Derechos Civiles, Argentina

Asociación Nacional de la Prensa – ANP, Bolivia

BilgiEdinmeHakki.Org, Turkey

Centre for Law and Democracy, USA

Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Latvia

Centro de Acceso a la Información – CAInfo, Uruguay

Citizens Campaign for Right to Information, Nepal

Consejo Nacional de Periodismo – CNP, Panama

Eduardo Bertoni, Former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression – OAS

Freedom of Information Center of Armenia

Fundación Democracia sin Fronteras – FDsF, Honduras

Fundación Libertad de Prensa – FLIP, Colombia

Foundation Open Society Institute, Macedonia

Fundacción Pro Acceso, Chile

Fundamedios, Ecuador

Fundar – Center for Analysis and Research, Mexico

Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Georgia

Greg Michener, PhD candidate, University of Texas, Austin, USA

IndyMedia, USA

Instituto de Derecho y Economia Ambiental – IDEA, Paraguay

Instituto de Prensa y Libertad de Expresión – IPLEX, Costa Rica

Natalia Torres, researcher, Universidad de Palermo, Argentina

Network for Affirmation of the NGO Sector – NANS, Montenegro

Observatorio de la Vigilancia Social – OBSERVA, Peru

Open Society Archives

Pro Media, Macedonia

Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, Canada

South African History Archive, Freedom of Information Programme, South Africa

State of New York Committee on Open Government, USA

The Informational Policy Institute, Republic of Moldova

The Institute for Information Freedom Development, Russia

Transparencia Venezuela, Venezuela

Transparency International, Russia

Walter Keim, Assistant Professor, Trøndelag University College, Norway

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