Azerbaijan

Name of law: Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Right to Obtain Information

First adopted: 2005

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Introduction

Azerbaijan has a strong right to information law. It’s scope is broad, as everyone, including legal persons, may request any type of information from any of the three branches of government and other public authorities, including private entities which implement public functions. The exceptions are largely in line with international standards, although a few are overbroad, and the law sets out user-friendly procedures for making and processing requests. However, a few key problems undercut the law’s strengths, such as the lack of protection for officials who make good-faith disclosures and the lack of a regime to protect whistleblowers.

The law is also available in its Azerbaijani original here.

Local Experts: Alasgar Mammadli, Fidan Najafova, Fuad Suleymanov

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