Guyana

Name of law: Access to Information Act First adopted: 2013 Last modified: n/a RTI Rating last updated: n/a

Introduction

Areas of Strength: 1. Information Commissioner has relatively strong powers. 2. Provisions of the law call for a broad interpretation of the right to information. 3. Clear and appropriate procedures are in place for consulting with third parties. Areas for Improvement: 1. Law is full of loopholes and self-contradictions. 2. Role of the Information Commissioner is unclear. 3. Many exceptions are illegitimate or are not harm tested.

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