Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Right to Information

  • 50-day Silence Period on Publication of Opinion Polls Before Election in Slovakia

    —Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen The Slovak Parliament recently passed a legislative rider to extend the length of the silence period, which prohibits publication of opinion polls before an election. Slovak electoral rules had previously prohibited political campaigning and the publication of opinion polls 14 days before an election taking place.

  • RTI Amendments Put India’s Participatory Democracy in Peril

    —Ashish Goel is currently practicing law in Indian courts. He graduated in law from National University of Juridical Sciences and holds an LL.M from King’s College London. On August 1, 2019, the President of India assented to two key amendments to the country’s Right to Information (RTI) Act that do not bode well for India’s participatory democracy.