Benin

Name of law: Loi n° 2015-07 portant code de l’information et de la communication en République du Bénin

First adopted: 2015

Last modified: n/a

RTI Rating last updated: 2018-05

Introduction

Benin’s law is fairly weak in all areas. The law lacks any promotional measures, making this its worst-scoring category. However, it also loses points in a number of other key areas. For example, the scope of the right is restricted to citizens and the law only applies to a limited set of public authorities. The law does not override competing provisions in other laws and key exceptions are not harm tested. While the law does provide for appeal to an external oversight body, the oversight body cannot issue binding decisions and the grounds for appeal are limited.

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