The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR): the Right of Access to Public Information

News | Rule of Law and Human Rights | Good Governance | Publications 18 February 2013

Date: 18 February, 2013

Author: Nino Tsukhishvili

IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society

Human Rights Internship 2013

 

The purpose of the article is to discuss the case law of the European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) regarding the right of access to public information. The article reflects a changing approach of the ECHR for recognizing the right of access to public information for years and contains analysis of the standards established by the Court, which the Members of the Council of Europe, including Georgia, should take into account in improving legislation and its implementation in practice.

 

The presented article was prepared in the framework of the Open Society Human Rights Internship Grant 2013.

IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) is responsible for the ideas given in the article and they should not necessarily reflect the position of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).

 

See the article.

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