Name of law: Ley de Acceso a la información First adopted: 2004 Last modified: 2016-05 RTI Rating last updated: 2016-09


Argentina has strong general protections for the right to information and a broad scope in terms of who may request information and what government entities are required to provide access. However, other major weaknesses prevent this from being a strong law, resulting in a middling score. The RTI law does not provide for a harm test for all exceptions, does not override competing provisions in other laws and does not establish a proper public interest override. In addition, the oversight body only has limited powers and cannot issue binding decisions.

The law is also available in its Spanish original here.