NAKO has joined the Parliamentary working group dealing with the draft law on access to secret information. Here we aim at ensuring the best possible balance between secrecy and transparency.
In terms of the Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine’s East, the state clearly needs a higher level of secrecy to control sensitive information related to national security. However, it should not justify non-compliance of international best practices in secrecy classification. Excessive secrecy enables corruption, hinders effective policy-making and planning, and, ultimately decreases public trust of the government.
Previously NAKO presented a Secrecy Brief with the analysis of international principles and best practices to illustrate the direction that Ukraine should follow while reviewing the current system of classification and adjusting its legislation. The Brief also provides clear recommendations how to improve Ukraine’s Classification Regime.