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Tuesday, October 27 • 14:00 - 15:30
Opening up Lobbying: Debate on New Standards LIMITED

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Love it or hate it, lobbying happens – civil society also does it and many government officials are a target. We are concerned about it because we know that lobbying impacts on decision-making in key areas of democratic life – take public health, energy, extractive industries, food security, and environment for a start!

So what should we do about it? How should OGP countries regulate lobbying? What are the limits? What about questions of privacy and protection of commercial interests? How do we make decision making transparent and participatory without opening it up to wild lobbying pressures?

The new International Lobby Regulation Standards will be launched at the OGP on 29 October. Special preview here: http://lobbyingtransparency.net/

Join the debate now with the two Helens: an open an interactive session coordinated by Helen Darbishire of Access Info and Helen Turek of Transparency International.


Note: the International Lobby Regulation Standards have been prepared following a dynamic process of reviewing legislation worldwide and consulting with civil society, government and lobbyists. Key organisations leading the drafting were Access Info, Open Knowledge Fondation, Sunlight Foundation, Transparency International, and many others.

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Helen Darbishire

Founder / Executive Director, Access Info Europe
Helen Darbishire is a human rights activist specialising in the public’s right of access to information (freedom of information), and the development of open and democratic societies with participatory and accountable governments. Helen is founder and Executive Director of the Madrid-based NGO Access Info Europe, established in 2006 to promote the right of access to information in Europe and globally. Helen has worked for over 20 years as a... Read More →
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Helen Turek

Programme Coordinator, Transparency International

Tuesday October 27, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Salón Bernardo Quintana

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