TrUE webinar on academic challenges to access decisions

Webinar “Challenging the European institutions on transparency: Analysing Leino-Sandberg v Parliament and two Ombudsman complaints” to take place on Thursday 18 February 2021.

In this forthcoming interactive webinar, prof. Päivi Leino-Sandberg and dr. Maarten Hillebrandt of the Helsinki-based TrUE research project will reflect on their recent challenges against decisions by the European institutions to withhold access to documents relevant to their research: CJEU case C-761/18P (Leino-Sandberg v Parliament), and Ombudsman cases 195/2017/JAP (Wyatt v Commission) and 787/2020/DL / 763/2020/DL (both Hillebrandt v Commission). What role do academics have in challenging restrictive interpretations of transparency rights? And do such activities come under the paradigm of ‘action research’? The Leino-Sandberg case will be further discussed and contextualised by Benjamin Bodson of the University of Louvain.

What role do academics have in challenging restrictive interpretations of transparency rights? And do such activities come under the paradigm of ‘action research’?

The webinar will take place on Thursday 18 February 2021, 15:00-16:30 Helsinki time (14:00-15:30 CET). It will be conducted via Zoom. Please email Maarten Hillebrandt to obtain a link (maarten.hillebrandt [at] helsinki.fi).

This webinar is organised in the context of the Academy of Finland project ‘Transparency in the EU – From Reaction to Manifesto’ (TrUE), Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki.

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