Freedom of Information Laws

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The KAS Rule of Law Programme and the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will jointly host a conference on the burning issue of access to information in Asian countries.


The distinguished foreign speakers will gather at the premises of HKU on October 22nd and 23rd to discuss questions such as emerging legislation and case law regarding access to information, the relationship between freedom of information and environmental protection and the role of the media, public interest and the protection of the personal sphere in this context. Since in many countries acts concerning access to information are not even considered by the respective legislatures this conference is seen as only the beginning of an ongoing debate, and the core issues will be addressed further on by KAS in the next months and years. It is also envisaged to draft a model law on access to information in the near future. The results and ideas brought up in the various discussions within the sessions of the upcoming conference will certainly help promoting this ambitious project.

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Hong Kong


  • Prof. Johannes Chan
    • Dean
    • Faculty of Law
    • University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Weberling
    • Media Lawyer and Assoc. Prof. for Media Law
    • European University Viadrina
    • Germany
  • Prof. JR Yeh
    • College of Law
    • Taiwan National University

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