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OVESSG v. Austria - Obligation of Public Institutions to Process Public Information

Decision of the Tyrol Real Property Transactions Commission to refuse information request of an NGO constitutes interference within right to receive and impart information. The complete refusal and commissions choice to hold a monopoly on information, made it impossible for the applicant to carry out its task and is thus not justified as being “necessary in a democratic society” (para. 47).

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The Openness of Government Meetings in Georgia or the Necessity of Bringing the Georgian Government out of “Shadow

Author:Constantine Janjghava The Openness of Government Meetings in Georgia or the Necessity of Bringing the Georgian Government out of Shadow -Comparison of Practices - Georgia and the United States of America. The following paper deals with the concept and practice of the openness of government meetings. The main question that needs to be answered is the following: Should the meetings of the Government of Georgia be open as a rule? To answer this question, first of all, it is co

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Freedom of Information: Legislation and Practice

Freedom of Information: Legislation and Practice - Georgia, United Kingdom (Scotland), United States ofAmerica, Estonia Comparative Analysis. Author: Eliso Chabrava Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili The following study is comparative analysis of Georgian and international legislation the United Kingdom (Scotland), the United States of America, Estonia) prepared within the framework of a project Research on the Effectiveness of the FOIA Provisions in Georgia, implemented by the Institut

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Open Government Partnership Initiative and Georgia - New Challenges

By Giorgi Kldiashvili Giorgi Kldiashvili is the director and co-founder of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). He holds a Masters degree in Modern and Contemporary History of Europe and America from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and is currently professor of American Studies at the same University. Published at Democracy and Freedom Watch: http://dfwatch.net/open-government-partnership-initiative-and-georgia-new-challenges-21083 On

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Access to public information in Georgia

By Levan Avalishvili Levan Avalishvili is co-founder and chairman of the board of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and Director of the project Public Information Database www.opendata.ge which is intended to promote transparency and accountability of state authorities and access to public information in Georgia. Published at Democracy and Freedom Watch: http://dfwatch.net/access-to-public-information-in-georgia-87274 According to the survey

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E-Governance in Georgia: World Tendencies

Ketevan Rostiashvili Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor E-Governance in Georgia: World Tendencies Development of newest digital technologies, especially development of Internet with unprecedented zoom and use, faces administration of government and arranging principles toward the new tasks. Implementation of digital democracy and electronic governance is a result of unprecedented increase of informational technologies and communications in western states.

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