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Tuesday, October 27 • 17:00 - 18:30
Police transparency LIMITED

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Participants will discuss projects involving access to information held by the police, with the aims of (a) examining the impact, or potential impact, of such projects, and (2) sharing ideas about ways to encourage governments to develop and implement OGP commitments on policing. Can increased transparency concerning policing lead to improved policies, respect for rights, or other policing outcomes? 
Prof. Juan Salgado and Prof. Gregory Michener will discuss the methodology and results of a multi-country study on access to information concerning policing of protests, including results from Brazil, India, England/Scotland, Mexico and South Africa. Helen Darbishire will describe Access Info Europe’s project to obtain information from 42 European countries also about the policing of protests. Zoe Reiter, Americas Regional Program Manager of Transparency International, will talk about TI's work on police transparency. Evelyn Villareal, Vice President of Costa Rica Integra, a chapter of TI, will discuss her work on police transparency and accountability in Costa Rica, and trends across Central America. Jesse Franzblau will address the question as to why don’t we know how many people the police kill in the USA each year, and the importance of data in holding police accountable. We look forward to hearing about other projects involving security sector transparency, including monitoring websites of security sector agencies. 


Speakers
avatar for Sandra Coliver

Sandra Coliver

Senior Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative
I am working on promoting enhanced disclosure by the security sector of information of high public interest (info that is necessary for informed policy discussions, etc), and in strengthening safeguards for legitimate public interest whistleblowers. See : https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/europeans-urge-us-allow-edward-snowden-public-interest-defense
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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 →
avatar for Jesse Franzblau

Jesse Franzblau

Policy Associate, OpenTheGovernment.org
Jesse Franzblau is a Policy Associate with OpenTheGovernment.org - a coalition of more than 90 civil society organizations committed to promoting government openness and accountability. Jesse carries out policy analysis, conducts monitoring and evaluation of the U.S. OGP commitments, and helps coordinate a coalition of CSO’s in the U.S. promote stronger open government and accountability policies. He has conducted research on the... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Michener

Gregory Michener

Professor - Director Transparency Program, FGV-EBAPE / Transparency Audit Network
Professor of Policy and Politics at FGV-EBAPE, Rio de Janeiro, Director of FGV's Public Transparency Program and of the Open Society Foundation-supported Transparency Audit Network. New paper I wrote on ATI (FOI) in Latin America: http://goo.gl/jxGRpO
avatar for Zoe Reiter

Zoe Reiter

Regional Programme Manager, TI-S
Transparency International
avatar for Evelyn Villarreal

Evelyn Villarreal

Costa Rica Íntegra CRI
Vice President of Costa Rica Integra



Tuesday October 27, 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Salón de Maestros

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