Country

Kosovo

Kosovo

Name of law : Law on Access to Public Documents
First adopted : 2003

Section Max ScoreScore
Right of Access 6 2
Scope 30 25
Requesting procedures 30 23
Exceptions 30 22
Appeals 30 21
Sanctions 8 2
Promotional measures 16 11
TOTAL 150 106

Right of Access

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1 The legal framework (including jurisprudence) recognises a fundamental right of access to information.Score 0 for no constitutional right to information, 1 point for a limited constitutional right, 2 points for full constitutional recognition of a public right of access to information.2 YES Article 41 Right of Access to Public Documents "1. Every person enjoys the right of access to public documents. 2. Documents of public institutions and organs of state authorities are public, except for information that is limited by law due to privacy, business trade secrets or security classification."
2 The legal framework creates a specific presumption in favour of access to all information held by public authorities, subject only to limited exceptions.No=0, Partially=1, Yes=22 NO Not mentioned
3 3.1 The legal framework contains a specific statement of principles calling for a broad interpretation of the RTI law
3.2 The legal framework emphasises the benefits of the right to information?
3.1(Y/N - max 1 point)
3.2 (Y/N - max 1 point)
2 NO Not in the access to documents law.




Scope

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4 Everyone (including non-citizens and legal entities) has the right to file requests for information.Score 0 point if only residents/citizens; 1 point for all natural persons; 1 point for legal persons. 2 YES Art. 3: "1.4. The applicant of a document - any natural or legal person, without discrimination on any grounds, under principles and conditions established by the present Law and other Law (hereinafter “the applicant”)."
5 The right of access applies to all material held by or on behalf of public authorities which is recorded in any format, regardless of who produced it.Score 1-3 points if limited definition of information information such as not "internal documents" or databases excluded, 4 points for all information with no exceptions.4 YES Art. 3: "1.3. Official Document - including but not limited to, all information recorded in any form, drawn and received by the public institutions An Official Document is any official letter serving to prove or establish something, regardless its physical form or characteristics, written or typed text, maps, schedules, pictures, drawings, sketches, working materials stored in magnetic or electronic form as a sound or voice, any form of optical or visual recordings, and portable equipment for automatic data processing by installed or transferable memories for electronic data storage (hereinafter “the document”);"
6 Requesters have a right to access both information and records/documents (i.e. a right both to ask for information and to apply for specific documents).Score 1 point for only documents, 1 point for information2 Partially Art. 3: "1.3. Official Document - including but not limited to, all information recorded in any form, drawn and received by the public institutions An Official Document is any official letter serving to prove or establish something, regardless its physical form or characteristics, written or typed text, maps, schedules, pictures, drawings, sketches, working materials stored in magnetic or electronic form as a sound or voice, any form of optical or visual recordings, and portable equipment for automatic data processing by installed or transferrable memories for electronic data storage (hereinafter “the document”);" Only documents are mentioned.
7 The right of access applies to the executive branch with no bodies or classes of information excluded.This includes executive (cabinet) and adminsitration including all ministries, departments, local government, public schools, public health care bodies, the police, the armed forces, security services, and bodies owned or controlled by the above.Score 4 points for central government agencies covered: 1 for the head of state, 1 for ministries, 1 for other non-statutory agencies created by the ministries, 1 for state and local government if the government is unitary. If it´s a federalist system, 2 points for the non-statutory agencies. This can be determined by examining the length and thoroughness of the list, if such a schedule exists. Score 1 point for the archives. Add three points and deduct 1 for each exempted central agency (such as the armed forces, police, etc).8 YES Article 3 Definitions "1. Terms used in this Law shall have the following meaning: 1.1. Public institutions - the following state authorities and institutions; 1.1.1. The Government and administration in national, regional and local level; 1.1.2. lawmaking and judicial institutions, if they exercise administrative functions in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo; 1.1.3. natural or legal persons if they exercise administrative authority, exercise public functions or operate by public funds in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo (private vendors exercising public competences); 1.1.4. lawmaking institutions in relation to their other activities; 1.1.5. judicial institutions in relation to their other activities; and 1.1.6. independent institutions listed in or established under Chapter XII of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo."
8 The right of access applies to the legislature, including both administrative and other information, with no bodies excluded. Score 1 point if the law only applies to administrative documents, 2-3 points if some bodies excluded, 4 points if all legislative branch at all levels of government4 Partially Article 3 "Definitions 1. Terms used in this Law shall have the following meaning: 1.1. Public institutions - the following state authorities and institutions; 1.1.1. The Government and administration in national, regional and local level; 1.1.2. lawmaking and judicial institutions, if they exercise administrative functions in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo; 1.1.3. natural or legal persons if they exercise administrative authority, exercise public functions or operate by public funds in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo (private vendors exercising public competences); 1.1.4. lawmaking institutions in relation to their other activities; 1.1.5. judicial institutions in relation to their other activities; and 1.1.6. independent institutions listed in or established under Chapter XII of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo."
9 The right of access applies to the judicial branch, including both administrative and other information, with no bodies excluded. Score 1 point if the law only applies to administrative documents, 2-3 points if some bodies excluded, 4 points if all judicial branch at all levels of government4 Partially Article 3 "Definitions 1. Terms used in this Law shall have the following meaning: 1.1. Public institutions - the following state authorities and institutions; 1.1.1. The Government and administration in national, regional and local level; 1.1.2. lawmaking and judicial institutions, if they exercise administrative functions in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo; 1.1.3. natural or legal persons if they exercise administrative authority, exercise public functions or operate by public funds in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo (private vendors exercising public competences); 1.1.4. lawmaking institutions in relation to their other activities; 1.1.5. judicial institutions in relation to their other activities; and 1.1.6. independent institutions listed in or established under Chapter XII of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo."
10 The right of access applies to State-owned enterprises (commercial entities that are owned or controlled by the State). Score 1 point if some, 2 points if all2 YES Article 3 "Definitions 1. Terms used in this Law shall have the following meaning: 1.1. Public institutions - the following state authorities and institutions; 1.1.1. The Government and administration in national, regional and local level; 1.1.2. lawmaking and judicial institutions, if they exercise administrative functions in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo; 1.1.3. natural or legal persons if they exercise administrative authority, exercise public functions or operate by public funds in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo (private vendors exercising public competences); 1.1.4. lawmaking institutions in relation to their other activities; 1.1.5. judicial institutions in relation to their other activities; and 1.1.6. independent institutions listed in or established under Chapter XII of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo."
11 The right of access applies to other public authorities, including constitutional, statutory and oversight bodies (such as an election commission or information commission/er). Score 1 point if some bodies, 2 points if all2 YES Article 3 "Definitions 1. Terms used in this Law shall have the following meaning: 1.1. Public institutions - the following state authorities and institutions; 1.1.1. The Government and administration in national, regional and local level; 1.1.2. lawmaking and judicial institutions, if they exercise administrative functions in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo; 1.1.3. natural or legal persons if they exercise administrative authority, exercise public functions or operate by public funds in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo (private vendors exercising public competences); 1.1.4. lawmaking institutions in relation to their other activities; 1.1.5. judicial institutions in relation to their other activities; and 1.1.6. independent institutions listed in or established under Chapter XII of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo."
12 The right of access applies to a) private bodies that perform a public function and b) private bodies that receive significant public funding. 1 point for public functions, 1 point for public funding 2 YES Article 3 "Definitions 1. Terms used in this Law shall have the following meaning: 1.1. Public institutions - the following state authorities and institutions; 1.1.1. The Government and administration in national, regional and local level; 1.1.2. lawmaking and judicial institutions, if they exercise administrative functions in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo; 1.1.3. natural or legal persons if they exercise administrative authority, exercise public functions or operate by public funds in accordance with laws of the Republic of Kosovo (private vendors exercising public competences); 1.1.4. lawmaking institutions in relation to their other activities; 1.1.5. judicial institutions in relation to their other activities; and 1.1.6. independent institutions listed in or established under Chapter XII of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo."

Requesting Procedures

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13 Requesters are not required to provide reasons for their requests.Y/N answer 0 or 2 points2 YES Art 6. 2. "The applicant of a document shall not be obliged to state the reasons to have access to documents."
14 Requesters are only required to provide the details necessary for identifying and delivering the information (i.e. some form of address for delivery).Score Max 2 points and deduct if requesters are required to give any of the following: ID number, telephone number, residential address, etc.2 YES Art. 6. 6. "Formalities for applications shall not override what is crucial for processing of applications."
15 There are clear and relatively simple procedures for making requests. Requests may be submitted by any means of communication, with no requirement to use official forms or to state that the information is being requested under the access to information law.Max 2 points. Considerations include that there is no requirement to state that the request is under the RTI law, nor to use an official form, nor to identify the document being sought. 2 YES Art.6. 1. "Applications for access to a document shall be made in any form, which enables the public institution to identify the document."
16 Public officials are required provide assistance to help requesters formulate their requests, or to contact and assist requesters where requests that have been made are vague, unduly broad or otherwise need clarification. Score 1 point for help in formulation and 1 point for clarification procedures2 YES Art.7. 5. "The public institution shall assist the applicant, as appropriate, on reasonable grounds, to identify the requested official document."
17     Public officials are required to provide assistance to requesters who require it because of special needs, for example because they are illiterate or disabled.Score Yes=2 point, No=02 Partially Art11. 6. "Documents shall be supplied in an existing version and format (including electronically or in an alternative format such as Braille alphabet, large print or tape) with full regard to the applicant's preference." Includes the possibility of accessing to documents in Braille, only if such format already exists.
18 Requesters are provided with a receipt or acknowledgement upon lodging a request within a reasonable timeframe, which should not exceed 5 working daysScore 1 point for receipt, 1 point for max 5 working days2 NO Not mentioned.
19 Clear and appropriate procedures are in place for situations where the authority to which a request is directed does not have the requested information. This includes an obligation to inform the requester that the information is not held and to refer the requester to another institution or to transfer the request where the public authority knows where the information is held.Score: 1 point for information not held, 1 for referrals or 2 for transfers2 YES Art 7. 2. "If the public institution does not possesses or does not supervise the information, and has knowledge for respective body, its sector or other institutions, immediately or at latest five (5) working days, from the day of receipt of the request of the applicant in writing, is obliged to send the request to the respective body or to its sector, which possessed or supervises the information."
20 Public authorities are required to comply with requesters’ preferences regarding how they access information, subject only to clear and limited overrides (e.g. to protect a record).Score: 2 points for Yes, only 1 point if some limitations2 YES Art 11. 1. "Where access to a document is granted, the applicant shall have the right to choose whether he or she will consult the original or a copy, or whether he or she will receive a copy of the document in any available form or format at his or her choice."
21 Public authorities are required to respond to requests as soon as possible.Score: No=0, Yes=2 points 2 YES Art7. 7. "An application for access to official documents shall be reviewed and handled promptly."
22 There are clear and reasonable maximum timelines (20 working days or less) for responding to requests, regardless of the manner of satisfying the request (including through publication).Score: 1 point for timeframes of 20 working days (or 1 month, 30 days or 4 weeks). Score 2 points for 10 working days (or 15 days, or two weeks) or less.2 YES Art.7. 8. "The public authority shall, within seven (7) days from registration of the application, be obliged to issue a decision, either granting access to the document requested, or provide a written reply, state the reasons for the total or partial refusal and inform the applicant of his or her right to make a application for review. Refusal of the request is done with a decision in writing for its refusal."
23 There are clear limits on timeline extensions (20 working days or less), including a requirement that requesters be notified and provided with the reasons for the extension.---2 YES Art.7. 8. "The public authority shall, within seven (7) days from registration of the application, be obliged to issue a decision, either granting access to the document requested, or provide a written reply, state the reasons for the total or partial refusal and inform the applicant of his or her right to make a application for review. Refusal of the request is done with a decision in writing for its refusal."
24 It is free to file requests.Score: No=0, Yes=2 points2 YES Art.7. 8. "The public authority shall, within seven (7) days from registration of the application, be obliged to issue a decision, either granting access to the document requested, or provide a written reply, state the reasons for the total or partial refusal and inform the applicant of his or her right to make a application for review. Refusal of the request is done with a decision in writing for its refusal."
25 There are clear rules relating to access fees, which are set centrally, rather than being determined by individual public authorities. These include a requirement that fees be limited to the cost of reproducing and sending the information (so that inspection of documents and electronic copies are free) and a certain initial number of pages (at least 20) are provided for free. Score 1 point for fees being limited to reproduction and delivery costs and set centrally, 1 point for at least 20 pages free of charge or for fees being optional2 YES Art 21. 2. "Costs for a copy of an official document may be covered by an applicant, which shall be reasonable and shall not exceed the real cost for production and the service of a copy. 3. Cost fees for production and service of copy of documents shall be regulated by the sub legal act issued by the respective Ministry of Finance and shall be unified for all public institutions. 4. Cost fees shall be made public."
26   There are fee waivers for impecunious requesters ---2 NO Not mentioned.
27 There are no limitations on or charges for reuse of information received from public bodies, except where a third party (which is not a public authority) holds a legally-protected copyright over the information. Score: No=0, Yes=2 points2 NO Not mentioned.


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28 The standards in the RTI Law trump restrictions on information disclosure (secrecy provisions) in other legislation to the extent of any conflict.Score 4 points for a resounding "yes" and 1/2/3 points if only for some classes of information or for some exceptions. If the state secrets law is not trumped by the RTI law max score is 2 points. 4 NO Not mentioned.
29 The exceptions to the right of access are consistent with international standards. Permissible exceptions are: national security; international relations; public health and safety; the prevention, investigation and prosecution of legal wrongs; privacy; legitimate commercial and other economic interests; management of the economy; fair administration of justice and legal advice privilege; conservation of the environment; and legitimate policy making and other operations of public authorities. It is also permissible to refer requesters to information which is already publicly available, for example online or in published form.Score 10 points and then deduct 1 point for each exception which either (a) falls outside of this list and/or (b) is more broadly framed10 YES Art 12 Exceptions from the right of access to documents "1.Any applicant shall have the right to access public documents. Limitation of this right shall be exercised proportionally, and only for the purpose of protection of: 1.1. national security, defense and international relations; 1.2. public security; 1.3. prevention, detection and investigation of criminal activities; 1.4.disciplinary investigations; 1.5.inspection, control and supervision by public institutions; 1.6. privacy and other private legitimate interests; 1.7. commercial and other economic interests; 1.8.state Economic, monetary and exchange policies; 1.9. equality of parties in court procedure and efficient administration of justice; 1.10. environment; and 1.11.the deliberations within or between the public institutions concerning the examination of a matter. 2. Access to information contained in a document may be refused if disclosure of the information undermines or may undermine any of the interests listed in paragraph 1 of this Article, unless there is an overriding public interest in disclosure. 3. If only a part of the requested document is covered by any of the exceptions listed in paragraph 1 of this Article, the remaining parts of the document shall be released."
30 A harm test applies to all exceptions, so that it is only where disclosure poses a risk of actual harm to a protected interest that it may be refused. Score 4 points and then deduct 1 point for each exception which is not subject to the harm test 4 YES Art 12. "2. Access to information contained in a document may be refused if disclosure of the information undermines or may undermine any of the interests listed in paragraph 1 of this Article, unless there is an overriding public interest in disclosure."
31 There is a mandatory public interest override so that information must be disclosed where this is in the overall public interest, even if this may harm a protected interest. There are ‘hard’ overrides (which apply absolutely), for example for information about human rights, corruption or crimes against humanity.Consider whether the override is subject to overarching limitations, whether it applies to only some exceptions, and whether it is mandatory.4 YES Art 12. "2. Access to information contained in a document may be refused if disclosure of the information undermines or may undermine any of the interests listed in paragraph 1 of this Article, unless there is an overriding public interest in disclosure."
32 Information must be released as soon as an exception ceases to apply (for example, for after a contract tender process decision has been taken). The law contains a clause stating that exceptions to protect public interests do not apply to information which is over 20 years old.Score 1 point for each2 NO Not mentioned.
33 Clear and appropriate procedures are in place for consulting with third parties who provided information which is the subject of a request on a confidential basis. Public authorities shall take into account any objections by third parties when considering requests for information, but third parties do not have veto power over the release of information.Score: 1 point for consultation, 1 further point if original time frames must be respected and the law allows for expedited appeals.2 NO Not mentioned.
34 There is a severability clause so that where only part of a record is covered by an exception the remainder must be disclosed. Score 1 point if yes but sometimes can be refused (eg: if deletions render meaningless the document) and 2 points if partial access must always be granted2 YES Art 21. "3. If only a part of the requested document is covered by any of the exceptions listed in paragraph 1 of this Article, the remaining parts of the document shall be released."
35 When refusing to provide access to information, public authorities must a) state the exact legal grounds and reason(s) for the refusal and b) inform the applicant of the relevant appeals procedures.Score Y/N: 1 point for a and 1 point for b2 YES Art 10. "Refusal of the application of the applicant as well as the failure by the public authority to reply within the prescribed period of time shall be considered as a negative reply and shall entitle the applicant to initiate the procedure before the Ombudsperson Institution, other public institutions, competent court, in accordance with the Law into force."


Appeals

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36 The law offers an internal appeal which is simple, free of charge and completed within clear timelines (20 working days or less).Score 2 points if the internal appeal fulfills these criteria, 1 point if an appeal is offered that does not fulfill this criteria, 0 for no internal appeals.2 YES Art. 7 9. "In case of total or partial refusal, the applicant may, within fifteen (15) days from the receipt of a reply by the public institution concerned, submit the application for review of the issue asking the institution to reconsider the decision."
37 Requesters have the right to lodge an (external) appeal with an independent administrative oversight body (e.g. an information commission or ombudsman). 1 for partial, 2 for yes2 YES Art 17 1. The Ombudsperson Institution is an independent authority, which shall assist citizens to have access to the necessary documents being refused to them.
38 The member(s) of the oversight body are appointed in a manner that is protected against political interference and have security of tenure so they are protected against arbitrary dismissal (procedurally/substantively) once appointed.Score: 1 point for appointment procedure, 1 point for security of tenure2 YES Article 8, 9, 10, 11 of Ombudsperson law of Kosova
39 The oversight body reports to and has its budget approved by the parliament, or other effective mechanisms are in place to protect its financial independence.Score 1 point for reports to parliament, 1 point for budget approved by parliament2 YES Article 27 (report) and article 34 (budget) of Ombudsperson Law
40 There are prohibitions on individuals with strong political connections from being appointed to this body and requirements of professional expertise.Score 1 point for not politically connected, 1 point for professional expertise2 YES Article 13 "1. An application for access to documents may be refused:1.1. if, regardless the assistance by the public institution , the application remains quite unclear to enable the identification of a document;or 1.2.if there are met the conditions and requirements from paragraph 2 of Article11 of this Law. <....>"
41 The independent oversight body has the necessary mandate and power to perform its functions, including to review classified documents and inspect the premises of public bodies.Score 1 point for reviewing classified documents, 1 point for inspection powers2 Partially Inspection powers but no specific mention classified documents.
42 The decisions of the independent oversight body are binding. Score N=0, Y=2 points2 NO Ombudsperson decisions are not binding.
43 In deciding an appeal, the independent oversight body has the power to order appropriate remedies for the requester, including the declassification of information. 1 for partial, 2 for fully2 NO Ombudsperson decisions are not binding.
44 Requesters have the right to lodge a judicial appeal.1 for partially, 2 for fully.2 YES Art 10. "Refusal of the application of the applicant as well as the failure by the public authority to reply within the prescribed period of time shall be considered as a negative reply and shall entitle the applicant to initiate the procedure before the Ombudsperson Institution, other public institutions, competent court, in accordance with the Law into force."
45 Appeals to the oversight body (where applicable, or to the judiciary if no such body exists) are free of charge and do not require legal assistance.1 for free, 1 for no lawyer required. 2 YES Art 17.3 "The Ombudsperson Institution shall provide services to citizens free of charge."
46 The grounds for appeal to the oversight body (where applicable, or to the judiciary if no such body exists) are broad (including not only refusals to provide information but also refusals to provide information in the form requested, administrative silence and other breach of timelines, charging excessive fees, etc.).Score 1 point for appealing refusals, additional points for appealing other violations.4 YES Art 10. "Refusal of the application of the applicant as well as the failure by the public authority to reply within the prescribed period of time shall be considered as a negative reply and shall entitle the applicant to initiate the procedure before the Ombudsperson Institution, other public institutions, competent court, in accordance with the Law into force."
47 Clear procedures, including timelines, are in place for dealing with external appeals (oversight/judicial).Score 1 point for clear procedures, 1 point for timelines. 2 Partially clear proceedures in Ombuds law, see for example Section 19 on investigation procedures - timelines are established for responses to complaints
48 In the appeal process (oversight/judicial/) the government bears the burden of demonstrating that it did not operate in breach of the rules.Score Y/N and award 2 points for yes. 2 NO presume so for court procedure; need to get legal reference. Court procedure.
49 The external appellate body has the power to impose appropriate structural measures on the public authority (e.g. to conduct more training or to engage in better record management)1 for partial, 2 for fully. 2 NO Court procedure.


Sanctions & Proteccions

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50 Sanctions may be imposed on those who wilfully act to undermine the right to information, including through the unauthorised destruction of information.Score 1 point for sanctions for underming right, 1 point for destruction of documents 2 YES Art 27 Punitive provisions "1. Public institution which in contradiction with the provisions of this Law, disables,detains or restricts realization of the rights in access to public document and information, shall be fined from five thousand (5.000) to ten thousand (10.000) euros. 2. For offence from paragraph 1 of this Article, the responsible person of public institution shall be fined with the amount from five hundred (500) to one thousand (1.000) euros. 3. With the fine from five hundred (500) to two thousand (2.000) euros, there shall be fined for offence the natural person who damages, destroys, hides or in any way makes as unclear the information, respectively public document, with the aim of preclusion of realization of the right in access to public documents, by the interested applicant. 4. For offence from the previous paragraph, with the fine from one thousand (1.000) to two thousand (2.000) euros, there shall be fined the responsible person of the competent public institution."
51 There is a system for redressing the problem of public authorities which systematically fail to disclose information or underperform (either through imposing sanctions on them or requiring remedial actions of them).Score 1 point for either remedial action or sanctions, 2 points for both 2 NO Not mentioned.
52 The independent oversight body and its staff are granted legal immunity for acts undertaken in good faith in the exercise or performance of any power, duty or function under the RTI Law. Others are granted similar immunity for the good faith release of information pursuant to the RTI Law.Score 1 for oversight body, 1 for immunity for others2 NO Not mentioned.
53 There are legal protections against imposing sanctions on those who, in good faith, release information which discloses wrongdoing (i.e. whistleblowers).Score 2 for strong protections, 1 for moderate protections2 NO Not mentioned.


Promotional measures

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54 Public authorities are required to appoint dedicated officials (information officers) or units with a responsibility for ensuring that they comply with their information disclosure obligations.Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 YES Art 5. "1. All public institutions shall be obliged to assign units or officers who will be responsible for receiving and conducting an initial review of applications for access to documents." Art 19.1.5 "determine the unit or responsible officer for commu nication with citizens,who shall be responsible for receiving and conducting an initial review of applications for access to documents."
55 A central body, such as an information commission(er) or government department, is given overall responsibility for promoting the right to information. Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 YES Art 17. 2.1."to take the necessary measures to promote and support the fundamental rights of access to documents; and <...>"
56 Public awareness-raising efforts (e.g. producing a guide for the public or introducing RTI awareness into schools) are required to be undertaken by law. Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 NO Not mentioned.
57 A system is in place whereby minimum standards regarding the management of records are set and applied. Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 Partially Art 19. 1.3. "manage their documents, efficiently, so that they are easily accessible;"
58 Public authorities are required to create and update lists or registers of the documents in their possession, and to make these public. Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 NO Not mentioned.
59 Training programs for officials are required Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 YES Art 22. 1. "Public institution shall be obliged to lead the official and regular evidence, in the form of register or similarly, in relation to the requests, activities, procedures and decisions, regarding the realization of the rights of natural and legal persons, in access to official documents and information."
60 Public authorities are required to report annually on the actions they have taken to implement their disclosure obligations. This includes statistics on requests received and how they were dealt with. Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 YES Art 20.1. "In order to provide entire transparence, the public institutions in their work and regarding the access to public documents shall be obliged to be responsible, efficient and shall report and inform the public opinion in a regular periodical and annual way."
61 A central body, such as an information commission(er) or government department, has an obligation to present a consolidated report to the legislature on implementation of the law. Score Y/N, Y=2 points2 YES Art 17. 2.2. "to submit regular reports to the Assembly on implementation of the right of access to official documents by public institutions."