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International Commissioners Exchange Network

Welcome to the Centre for Freedom Of Information

Established as a joint venture between the School of Law, University of Dundee and the Scottish Information Commissioner, the Centre is focussed on the implementation, interpretation and enforcement of laws which provide rights to information globally.

Our current main project is to carry out research and activities related to the work of Information Commissioners and equivalent appellate bodies worldwide. Activities include:

At a European level the Centre is particularly interested in the impact of the Aarhus Convention and the EC Directive on Access to Environmental Information, and in 2014 hosted a European Conference of Information Commissioners on this subject.

In Scotland the Centre facilitates exchange between FoI practitioners within public authorities, the legal and academic community and civil society. Its successful seminar series has included international contributors from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Slovenia, South Africa and Sweden.

The work of the centre is overseen by a Management Board, and is informed by an International Advisory Board consisting largely of current and former Information Commissioners worldwide.

The Executive Director, Professor Kevin Dunion, can be contacted at