WHY IS EQUALITY OF LOBBYING IMPORTANT?6 February 2015
When regulating lobbying, transparency and integrity measures are crucial but they must be accompanied by rules that allow for equality of access to decision makers. This precondition is essential to fairness and pluralism in the political system. There need to be enough spaces in the system to allow for diverse participation and contribution of ideas and evidence by a broad range of interests. This is a guarantee for the formulation of policies, laws, and decisions which best serve society and broad democratic interests.