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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1. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

1.1 Legal presumptions

The Law of the free access to information of public importance has been passed on November 5th 2004 (Off. Register RS 120/04) and has gone into effect on November 13th 2004.

The institution of the Commissioner for information of public importance (in further text: Commissioner) has been established by the law, as an independent state official, autonomous in performing duties, in order to provide realization of the right to free access to information of public importance.

By the decision of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, RS number 91, made on December 22nd 2004, Rodoljub Sabic has been elected the Commissioner.

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