Name of law: Ley de Acceso a la información
First adopted: 2004
Last modified: 2016-05
RTI Rating last updated: 2023-07


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, major weaknesses prevent this from being a stronger law. The RTI law does not provide for a harm test for all exceptions and does not override competing provisions in other laws. In addition, the oversight body only has limited powers and cannot issue binding decisions. The law is also available in its Spanish original: