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.

15th
Jun
2013

Open Society, Others Issue Principles on Security, RTI

13th
Jun
2013

The end of ambiguity, the beginning of transparency?

By Susi Snyder,  IKV Pax Christi

(Originally posted here on 10 June 2013)

2nd
May
2013

Scotland hosts major NATO war games

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

 

24th
Apr
2013

NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (23 April 2013)

The Secretary General had a lot to say but little of substance on what actually went on behind closed doors

22nd
Feb
2013

NATO Defence Ministers Meeting – DAY 1

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

21st
Feb
2013

How about a European for SACEUR this time, you guys?

14th
Feb
2013

The information gaps in the Secretary General’s second annual report

By Ian Davis, director NATO Watch

7th
Dec
2012

Red Lines and Deadlines

Original publication date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 (All day)

A Summary of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels (4-5 December 2012)

14th
Nov
2012

The Meaning of Transparency