Principle 13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
a). Uphold the right of everyone to receive clear and timely information on environmental matters and all development plans and activities which are likely to affect them or in which they have an interest.
b). Support local, regional and global civil society, and promote the meaningful participation of all interested individuals and organizations in decision making.
c). Protect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, association, and dissent.
d). Institute effective and efficient access to administrative and independent judicial procedures, including remedies and redress for environmental harm and the threat of such harm.
e). Eliminate corruption in all public and private institutions.
f). Strengthen local communities, enabling them to care for their environments, and assign environmental responsibilities to the levels of government where they can be carried out most effectively.