Alexander Kashumov is the Head of the Access to Information (AIP) Programme Legal Team since 2002. He has been working in the access to information, freedom of expression and other human rights area since 1997. In the period AIP team has given legal advice in more than 4.000 cases of journalists, citizens and NGOs and represented around 400 court cases. He is an advocate for better legislation taking part in projects, working groups and preparing more than 50 comments, statements and analyses. Apart from access to information he represented cases in the area of freedom of expression, personal data protection and other human rights before national and international tribunals including the European Court of Human Rights.