A report on the roundtable on Accessing Legal Information, at the Access to Knowledge Global Academy Workshop, held 18-19 January 2011 at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, has been posted by Jake Gardener at the Yale Information Society Project.
The panelists discussed topics including:
- The Free Access to Law Movement;
- LexUM‘s work with JuriBurkina and JuriNiger;
- The factors influencing the recent increase in access to legal information in West Africa;
- Measures for evaluating the effectiveness of free access to law initiatives;
- the African Legal Information Institute (African LII);
- the sustainability of free access to law initiatives;
- the relationship between access to legal information, and democracy and the rule of law; and
- “the public interest in making legal information easily accessible to everybody.”
For more information, please see the entire report.