Freedom Of Information
Freedom Of Information

It was James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, an American statesman and political theorist who said in 1822 that…..“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both”. Obviously, from Madison’s statement, it can be deduced that access to information is important to the legitimacy of democratically elected governments. Freedom of Information is a fundamental right and a critical element of all freedoms desired by humanity, this right fully supports the much talked about freedom of expression, which is impossible without the right to know or right to access public information’. The importance of the right to information have been recognized by numerous international legal instruments including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa amongst others.

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Book Chapters

  • Preliminary Pages Preliminary Pages
  • Chapter 1A Critical Analysis Of The Freedom Of Information Act, 2011
  • Chapter 2The First Year Of The Freedom Of Information Act: Has It Been Tested?
  • Chapter 3Freedom Of Information Act, Economic Growth And Development
  • Chapter 4Freedom Of Information Act Of 2011; Comparative Study With The United State Freedom Of Information Act Of 1966
  • Chapter 5Freedom Of Information And National Security In Nigeria; Practices Of The United Kingdom
  • Chapter 6Freedom Of Information And National Security
  • Chapter 7Freedom Of Information: Causes And Consequences: A Comparative Analysis
  • Chapter 8Freedom Of Information Versus The Issue Of Official Secret
  • Chapter 9Freedom Of Speech And The Press Under Chapter Iv Of The 1999 Constitution: A Comparative Analysis
  • Chapter 10Should The Jurisdiction Of The Information 1 Act Extend To Private Organisations
  • Chapter 11Strategies For The Enforcement Of The Freedom Of In Formation Act
  • Chapter 12The Access To Information As A Fundamental Human Right
  • Chapter 13Tracing The Boundaries: Access To Information Through The Use Of New Technologies As A Fundamental Human Right
  • General IndexGeneral Index

Freedom Of Information

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