The Right to Information in International Human Rights Law

(2013) 13 (1) Human Rights Law Review, 25

27 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2014

Date Written: June 1, 2013

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

McDonagh, Maeve, The Right to Information in International Human Rights Law (June 1, 2013). (2013) 13 (1) Human Rights Law Review, 25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2446424

Maeve McDonagh (Contact Author)

University College Cork ( email )

Cork
Ireland

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