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.

31st
Jan
2012

What is the purpose of the NATO Secretary General's Annual Report?

NATO Watch Comment

20th
Jan
2012

NATO-Russia Council agrees Work Plan For 2012

 

11th
Jan
2012

Iraqi Torture Scandal Touches Highest Levels of NATO

Source: Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout, 5 January

6th
Dec
2011

Q&A with General Stéphane Abrial on Smart Defence and Transparency

Original publication date: 
Tue, 12/06/2011 (All day)
8th
Nov
2011

Urgent tweet to NATO: Social media is no substitute for a disclosure policy

In a recent article Stefanie Babst, NATO's De

31st
Oct
2011

Reducing Overclassification Through Accountability

Source: Steven Aftergood,

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    Jul
    2011

    Afghan civilians killed in UK drone strike