Laura Neuman

Senior Advisor, Rule of Law Program, The Carter Center

About Laura Neuman

Laura Neuman is the Senior Advisor to the Rule of Law Program at The Carter Center. She advises the implementation of the Carter Center’s programming regarding transparency, good governance, and access to justice, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Neuman developed the innovative access to information legislation Implementation Assessment Tool and the Women and the Right of Access to Information project. In March 2020, she launched the Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign, now in 24 global cities. Neuman has written articles and book chapters on the right of access to information, including a focus on women, has edited six widely distributed guidebooks on fostering transparency and preventing corruption, and has presented at numerous international seminars on access to information legislation, implementation, enforcement, and use. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others. Prior to joining The Carter Center in August 1999, she was staff attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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