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4 May 5, 2006 CROATIA Meeting Summary

4 May 5, 2006 CROATIA Meeting Summary

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The International Program – Croatia
May 5, 2006
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Ms. Nada JOSIPOVIC, Deputy HeadState Office for Fight Against Corruption and Organized CrimeMs. Jadranka JURINJACK, HeadDepartment for State Administration System and LegislationAdjustment with the EU Legal SystemMr. Zorislav Antun PETROVIC, CorrespondentAustrian Press AgencyMr. Boric PAVELIC, Journalist/CommentatorNovi List Daily, ZagrebMs. Sanja SMILJANIC, Journalist/EditorEconomic Section of the Information Program, Croatian TVMr. Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch’s director of research and investigations, and TomDeVine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project, participated in apanel discussion administered by Delphi International on behalf of the U.S.Department of State entitled “Accountability in Government.” The program’s objectives were, in part, to introduce Croatian decision makers tosystems of ethical codes and practices in the U.S. and to explore how this works toincrease transparency in government. Judicial Watch was invited to discuss the roleof non-governmental organizations in monitoring government agencies.Mr. Farrell discussed the importance of open records and sunshine laws, such as theFreedom of Information Act (FOIA), in promoting transparency in government. Heillustrated their importance by providing several examples of documents obtainedthrough FOIA and the impact they have had, both nationally and internationally.Most well known are the documents Judicial Watch sought from theCommerce

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