Information Access Laws in the World: Compilation of National Laws, Legislative Bills and Model Codes on the Right of Access to the Official Information

Niterói : Eduff, 2014. 2.414p

2414 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2014 Last revised: 1 Oct 2014

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Ricardo Perlingeiro

Fluminense Federal University - Faculty of Law; Birmingham City University - Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Date Written: September 1, 2014

Abstract

Compilation of national laws, legislative bills and model codes on the right of access to the official information, including (i) the scope of the State’s duties to honour requests for access to information; (ii) the duties of ex officio disclosure; (iii) the restrictions on the duty to disclose information; (iv) the various administrative, civil and criminal sanctions for a breach of such duties; (v) the institutional guarantees, such as the organisation of the administrative authorities competent to rule on requests for information; and (vi) the corresponding judicial and non-judicial proceedings. The compilation includes the Inter-American and African systems of human rights, as well as the laws of the following countries: Albania; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belgium; Belize; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Cook Islands; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Estonia; Ethiopia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Guatemala; Guinea; Guyana; Honduras; Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Macedonia; Malta; Mexico; Mongolia; Montenegro; Nepal; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Norway; Pakistan; Panama; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Moldava; Romania; Russia; Rwanda; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States of America; Uruguay; Yemen; Zimbabwe.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish and English.

Keywords: free access to information; access to official information; right of information access; public transparency; duties of disclosure; information access procedures

JEL Classification: K11, K13, K14, K23, N40

Suggested Citation

Perlingeiro, Ricardo, Information Access Laws in the World: Compilation of National Laws, Legislative Bills and Model Codes on the Right of Access to the Official Information (September 1, 2014). Niterói : Eduff, 2014. 2.414p, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2416760 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2416760

Ricardo Perlingeiro (Contact Author)

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Niterói, 24210-470
Brazil

Birmingham City University - Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences ( email )

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United Kingdom

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