Kuwait

Name of law: Law No (12) for the year 2020 Regarding the right to information First adopted: 2020 Last modified: n/a RTI Rating last updated: n/a

Introduction

Overall, a very weak law with particular weaknesses in terms of Appeals (due to the lack of any administrative appeal) and Exceptions, due to a very underdeveloped system of exceptions, deference to existing laws and even systems of classification, and overbroad exceptions in general. The Law and the Regulations are both very brief (just 7 1/2 pages not including the Explanatory Note), which helps explain why many of the features you would expect in a more extensive law, including relating to Requesting Procedures and Promotional Measures, two areas where many laws do better, are missing.

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