El Salvador

Name of law: Ley de Acceso a la Informacion Publica
First adopted: 2011
Last modified: n/a
RTI Rating last updated: n/a


This is a strong law with a very robust scope, clearly enumerated procedures and thorough promotional measures. Its chief weaknesses are the fact that the exceptions are not harm tested and that the law does not override various other secrecy acts. It also has a very limited system of sanctions for obstruction of access and protections for good faith disclosures.