The Right of Access to Public Information: An International Comparative Legal Survey

Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany. 882 p. (2018)

20 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2017 Last revised: 17 Jun 2018

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Hermann-Josef Blanke

University of Erfurt

Ricardo Perlingeiro

Fluminense Federal University - Faculty of Law; Estácio de Sá University - MA and PhD Programs in Law; Birmingham City University - Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Date Written: June 14, 2018

Abstract

This book presents a comparative study on access to public information in the context of the main legal orders worldwide. The international team of authors analyzes the Transparency- and Freedom-to-Information legislation with regard to the scope of the right to access, limitations of this right inherent in the respective national laws, the procedure, the relationship with domestic legislation on administrative procedure, as well as judicial protection. It particularly focuses on the Brazilian law of access to information, which is interpreted as a benchmark for regulations in other Latin-American states.

Keywords: Transparency, Freedom to Information, Access to Information

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

Suggested Citation

Blanke, Hermann-Josef and Perlingeiro, Ricardo, The Right of Access to Public Information: An International Comparative Legal Survey (June 14, 2018). Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany. 882 p. (2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2992145

Hermann-Josef Blanke

University of Erfurt ( email )

Chair for Public Law and International Public Law
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Erfurt, D - 99089
Germany

Ricardo Perlingeiro (Contact Author)

Fluminense Federal University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Niterói, 24210-470
Brazil

Estácio de Sá University - MA and PhD Programs in Law ( email )

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Rio de Janeiro, 20071-001
Brazil

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

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Birmingham, B4 7BD
United Kingdom

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