Georgia

Name of law: The General Administrative Code of Georgia

First adopted: 1999

Last modified: n/a

RTI Rating last updated: n/a

Introduction

Georgia’s RTI law ranks above average in large part due to its perfect scope. This is supplemented by a set of mostly compliant harm-tested specific exceptions, although there is no public interest override and articles in other laws that restrict information disclosure are preserved. Appeals go to the Public Defender, a sort of ombudsman, who lacks binding order powers and certain other better practice features. The law also fails to provide for sanctions for obstruction of access and has only limited protections for good faith disclosures.

The law is also available in its Georgian original here.

Local Experts: Tamar Gurchiani, Tamuna Kaldani

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