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Signs of Hope?

November 2015

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has, for many years, been using the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) on behalf of communities and civil society organisations to request access to environmental records held by government and companies. This report, published in November 2015, finds that, while PAIA remains poorly implemented, the CER has witnessed a slow but encouraging trend towards greater reactive disclosure by both authorities and private companies, an increased awareness of the obligations imposed by PAIA, and improved investment in capacity to manage PAIA requests.

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