Access to Public Information – Workshop for Ukrainian Volunteer Monitoring Network
On February 15-17, we hosted a group of young members of the OZON public monitoring network. The OZON, founded with the Kiev-based NGO Center for Civil Liberties, is a network of volunteers from various regions of the country focusing on monitoring peaceful assemblies and police conduct at them, court hearings and local authorities. This workshop focused in particular on international standards of assemblies and access to public information, as well as practical experience with accessing public information with local authorities in the Czech Republic, covered by veteran Czech expert on transparency, activist and journalist Oldřich Kužílek. The workshop was a follow-up to a session held at the CEELI Institute in September 2015.