Transparency and Accountability

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For NATO to live up the reason for which it was created—to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law (North Atlantic Treaty, 1949)—it must be open, transparent and accountable to the public. Yet NATO is the only major intergovernmental body not to have even a basic information disclosure policy and the Alliance continues to be a closed and secretive organisation distant from the general public. Most of the Alliance’s work takes place away from the glare of publicity in an assortment of projects involving over 400 specialised agencies, centres, committees, groups and panels. Mechanisms for parliamentary and public accountability and oversight are inadequate or non-existent. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Transparency & Accountability policy area.

9th
Apr
2014

A Dove Heads up Hawkish NATO

Original publication date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014 (All day)
1st
Apr
2014

NATO ‘public’ consultation on transatlantic bond needs to focus on transparency and accountability

For Immediate Release: 1 April 2014
 
Contact: Dr.
25th
Mar
2014

Norway’s Stoltenberg not NATO confirmed, just for Aftenposten

24th
Mar
2014

Former Norwegian PM and NATO opponent to be next NATO Secretary General?

By Ian Davis, NATO Watch

20th
Mar
2014

UK Parliamentarians raise questions on forthcoming NATO Summit and the crisis in Ukraine

By Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis, NATO Watch

28th
Feb
2014

Summary of NATO Defence Ministers Meeting, Brussels - 26-27 February 2014

This would seem to have been a relatively successful Ministerial with minds collectively focused on how best to cope with the uncertainties thrown up by an inability to plan effectively for operati

27th
Jan
2014

Who is in the frame to be the next NATO Secretary General?

27th
Jan
2014

Meeting of Defence Chiefs of Staff and NATO commanders

The attached briefing paper presents an overview of the 170th NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting, which took place at NATO HQ, Brussels on 22-23 January 2014.