Centre for Freedom of Information
The University of Dundee is proud to host the Centre for Freedom of Information, a research centre focussed on conducting research on the right to access information.
Established in 2009, the Centre provides research support and a conceptual space for researchers to engage with and discuss current issues on information law and practice.
In Scotland, the Centre facilitates discussions between freedom of information practitioners within public authorities, the legal and academic community and civil society. The keystone of these activities is the Annual Freedom of Information Practitioner's Conference: a one-day event which explores contemporary information law issues and their broader impact on governance, practice and society.
The Centre's successful seminar series has included international contributors from Canada, Ireland, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA. The Centre has also supported research into the impact of the Aarhus Convention and the EC Directive on Access to Environmental Information in Scotland through the ESRC-funded project titled "Uncovering the Environment: The Use of Public Access to Environmental Information".
Dr Sean Whittaker and Professor Colin Reid presented at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference
Delegates were discussing legislation, practice, and culture surrounding freedom of information in Scotland
Providing evidence to the Scottish Government on Brexit and the Aarhus Convention
Chairing the Holyrood Freedom of Information Annual Conference 2022
Interview with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption Coalition
Presentation to the Scottish Public Information Forum
Sean Whittaker's presentation to the Centre for Law and the Environment
Freedom of information requests to the University of Dundee should be directed to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dundee Law School
University of Dundee
Scrymgeour Building, Room 4.25
Dundee DD1 4HN