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Advancing access to information and open government in Sri Lanka

March 23, 2017

In February 2017, Sri Lanka’s Right to Information (RTI) Act entered into force. The inclusive process ...

Reform of Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office: Still a Way to Go

March 22, 2017

The role and ongoing reform of the General Prosecutor’s Office remains a controversial issue in Ukraine, ...

National writing competition on Ukraine’s democratic reforms

March 22, 2017

Student participants in DRI’s national essay writing competition were invited to Kyiv for two days of ...

Debating decentralisation ahead of Lebanon’s May 2017 general elections

March 16, 2017

Decentralisation is a hot topic in the debates leading up to Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, due in ...

5 Facts on the State of Hungary’s Democracy

March 9, 2017

Since Hungary’s FIDESZ party gained power in 2010, the Council of Europe and other bodies have ...

MPs in Pakistan call for national agenda for women

March 8, 2017

Members of Pakistan’s national and provincial assemblies agreed to work together to develop a national agenda ...

Transparency and public engagement key for Ukraine’s justice reforms

March 6, 2017

Local judges, experts and NGOs agreed that public trust in the courts must be restored at ...

Talking Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka’s Districts

March 3, 2017

Sri Lanka’s constitutional reform process is the linchpin of the island’s ongoing political transition. More than ...

Recognising the Impact of Business on Human Rights in Pakistan

February 22, 2017

Representatives of the Business Chambers and Trade Unions call for recognising the impact of business activities ...

Team Leader: Security Sector Governance (Brussels)

February 10, 2017

Vacancy notice posted on behalf of: DAI Incorporating HTSPE   Team Leader, Provision of Expertise to Support ...

Extreme polarisation holds Georgia back – new DRI study and event

February 9, 2017

Georgia is one of the most polarised countries in Europe. A ‘winner-takes-all’ political culture has created ...

Ukraine’s democratic progress – event in Kyiv

February 7, 2017

25 years after Ukraine’s first presidential elections, we gathered experts at a public event in Kyiv ...