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Richard Calland

Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Cape Town.

Richard Calland has for over twenty years been working in the fields of democratic governance and sustainable development in South Africa and beyond.

Based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he is Associate Professor in Public Law, he built and led its Democratic Governance & Rights Unit from 2007-2016. Calland specializes in freedom of information law and serves as a member of the Independent Access to Information Appeals Board of the World Bank.

In the past, he has advised the governments of Mali, Peru, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Jamaica on transparency law reform and policy, and the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) on matters of governance and multi-stakeholder process.