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Institutions Guaranteeing Access to Information

OECD and MENA Region

Thanks to comparative tables and precise examples, this report offers an overall picture of the institutions guaranteeing access to information (IGAI) in OECD member countries. While it does not provide a comprehensive analysis of each of these institutions, it examines the legislation, the composition, and operation of the IGAIs as well as their missions regarding the spontaneous disclosure and appeals following access to information requests. Similarly, the report carries out an overall analysis of the access to information legislation of Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia, and of the legal and practical context of their IGAIs. In particular, it offers ways to make the implementation of this legislation more effective, at a time when these countries’ citizens are very keen on increased access to information.

Published on October 11, 2019Also available in: French

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive Summary
Assessment and recommendations
Introduction
Institutions guaranteeing access to information in OECD countries6 chapters available
Overview of Part I
The creation of IGAIs and their area of jurisdiction
The legal nature and composition of IGAIs in OECD countries
An IGAI’s mission
The functioning of IGAIs
The oversight of the IGAI’s actions in OECD countries
IGAIs and the right to access information in four MENA region countries7 chapters available
Overview of Part II
The evolution of the right to access information
The legal nature and composition of IGAIs in MENA countries
The general missions of IGAIs
The processing of requests for access to information
The functioning of the IGAIs and their agents
The oversight of the IGAI’s actions in MENA countries
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