Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
McDonagh, M.
2013
March
Human Rights Law Review
The Right to Information in International Human Rights Law
Published
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Optional Fields
Freedom of Information Access to Information Freedom of expression
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This article explores the conceptual basis for the recognition of a right to information. It commences by reviewing developments in the recognition of a right to information in international human rights law. The role of the right to freedom of expression in furthering the recognition of a right to information is highlighted while the engagement of other rights in such recognition is also explored. The article considers the contribution made by the instrumental approach to the recognition of a right to information in international human rights law. Finally it explores whether there might exist an intrinsic right to information independent of other rights. 

UK
ISSN 1461-7781
http://hrlr.oxfordjournals.org/
10.1093/hrlr/ngs045
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