Centre for Law and Democracy

About Centre for Law and Democracy

Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) works to promote, protect and develop those human rights which serve as the foundation for or underpin democracy, including the rights to freedom of expression, to vote and participate in governance, to access information and to freedom of assembly and association. We undertake research and educational outreach to advance the understanding of civil society and the wider public globally about the human rights we focus on. Among other things, CLD has developed the RTI Rating, which assesses the strength of all national right to information laws and the RTI Evaluation, which assesses how well these laws are being implemented.