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Professor Claudio Radaelli and Laura Harth at the Italian Parliament.

Setting the agenda for the right to know

A human rights conference held at the Italian Parliament at the end of July heard from Professor Claudio Radaelli, head of the Centre for European Governance, and Laura Harth, a PhD student at Exeter. Laura was deputy project coordinator for this international event in Rome, dedicated to the universality of human rights and the right to know.

Ministers, MEPs, and human right activists from Europe (France, Iceland, UK and the Netherlands), the MENA region and Asia, were among those who attended the conference,  which was supported by the Italian Foreign Affairs Department. The Italian foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, provided a passionate endorsement of the political initiative to establish the right to know at the United Nations, just before Professor Radaelli took the floor to speak about research at Exeter on policy instruments, accountability and the control of corruption, including Laura’s PhD project on the emerging right to know, which extends this research. Laura took the floor for the last session, reading to the assembly a new declaration on the right to know signed by all the participants.

Listen to Claudio’s presentation (English Translation)

Right to know - Read the conference programme.

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