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The promise of democracy is often defined by the ballot box, where citizens determine who will represent their interests in government. That promise, however, too often fails to translate to the reality of people’s daily lives...

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The Open Government Partnership, together with Carleton University, is pleased to convene the 2nd academic conference on open government at the OGP Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada 2019. The theme of the conference (#OGPAcademy19) is ‘Participation, Inclusion, and Impact,' and it will feature presentations from more than two dozen academics and students from around the world.

Whether you are inside or outside of OGP, you may not yet be convinced of the benefits of opening government. When you open government, what do you get in return? If you are asking this question, this guide is for you.


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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans have brought to light systemic and entrenched racism. While these killings took place in the U.S., racism, discrimination, and attacks on peaceful assemblies are deeply rooted across the globe...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Access to Civil or Criminal Legal Aid

Access to justice is more than just access to lawyers or courts. It is a component of the rule of law, which at its core allows that individuals and communities with legal needs know where to go for help, can obtain the help they need, and can move through a system...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Police Data Transparency

A lack of transparent or comparable police data inhibits the public and policymakers’ ability to fully understand and address problematic police practices and their consequences. OGP members are increasingly taking the initiative to open police data...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Citizen Oversight of Police

Recent civil unrest in the United States has exposed high levels of public distrust toward police, which similarly exists in many other countries. This distrust is particularly strong among minority communities, who often face disproportionate mistreatment at the hands of police around the world...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Freedom of Assembly

Enshrined in international law and an established global norm, the freedom of peaceful assembly is a fundamental right to collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend a common interest without fear of retribution. Beyond its normative value, freedom of assembly is essential...

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