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.

19th
May
2012

NATO Watch Chicago Summit Briefing Series: No.6 The Defence and Deterrence Posture Review

No.6 The Defence and Deterrence Posture Review:

Plumbing the depths of the lowest common denominator 

15th
May
2012

Shaping a better, more open NATO

Original publication date: 
Mon, 05/14/2012 (All day)

 

10th
Apr
2012

Institutionalizing Innovation in Secrecy Policy

 

7th
Mar
2012

A good time to investigate the secret wars in Greece and Turkey?

NATO Watch Comment

5th
Mar
2012

Beware of secretary generals bearing gifts

NATO Watch Comment

22nd
Feb
2012

Is Institutional Deception Being Practiced on a Grand Scale in Afghanistan?

A Review of ‘Dereliction of Duty II: Senior Military Leaders’ Loss of Integrity Wounds Afghan War Effort’ by Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis

21st
Feb
2012

UK Defence Committee claims that civilian casualties from NATO bombing in Libya 'cannot be counted' and admits that it ‘does not have the power’ to press for scrutiny of NATO's analysis of the conflict

British MPs have claimed that there is no way of knowing how many civilians died in the Libyan conflict as a result of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector.