Finally, the First Global Conference on Transparency Research

On 19 and 20 May 2011, the first Global Conference on Transparency Research was held at Rutgers University, Newark, USA.

This was the first conference on transparency matters on a global scale, in many ways very relevant, one might even say overdue, in the light of such current developments as the reform of the EU access to documents law and the Wikileaks controversy. It was co-organised by expert researchers with a long-standing interest and extensive experience in this research area such as Suzanne Piotrowski, Alasdair Roberts, Jean-Patrick Villeneuve and Lorenzo Hall.

Deirdre Curtin, professor in EU institutional law at the University of Amsterdam and member of the Utrecht-based “Open Government in the EU research group” also attended. She presented a paper on the legal context of transparency in the EU within the framework of the Lisbon Treaty, which came into force at the end of 2009.

Click here to access the official conference site.

New Jersey Newsroom: “Wikileaks among topics at First Global Conference on Transparency Research in Newark”.