ON THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO INFORMATION

1.1. Content of the Law and protection

The right on free access to public information is established under the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance (hereinafter: the Law) enacted in early November 2004. The basic content of the Law is the right of citizens to access documents held by public authorities, firstly the right of theе requester to be avised by the authority whether it holds or has access to the requested information, then the right to access the document containing the information and finally the right to receive a copy of the document.

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BACKGROUND
1.1. Freedom of access to information of public importance and its enforcement

The Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, enacted in early November 2004, introduced the freedom of access to information held by public authorities for citizens, the media and other stakeholders and established the institution of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance as an independent and autonomous public authority responsible for enforcing and safeguarding this freedom.

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Legal and Institutional Frame

The law on free access to information of public importance has been passed at the beginning of November 2004. The law has defined the right of the citizens, mass media and others to free access to information in the possession of the agencies of public authorities, except in cases as listed in this law, when it is necessary to protect a state or some other dominating public importance at a certain point in time or the right to privacy.

The commissioner for information of public importance has been elected by the decision of the National Parliament end of December 2004.

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