Name of law: Republic of Lithuania Law on the Provision of Information to the Public
First adopted: 1996
Last modified: n/a
RTI Rating last updated: 2011-08


Lithuania is another European country with a very weak RTI law. It is relatively broad in terms of scope, applying to all three branches of the government but not State-owned enterprises or statutory oversight bodies. The regime of exception includes sever al exceptions that are not harm-tested and no public interest override. Appeals go to the Ombudsman, who does not have specialised powers relating to information appeals. There are no sanction for obstruction of access or protections for good faith disclosures,  and Lithuania is one of a small number of countries that fails to get any points at all for promotional measures.

The law is also available in its Lithuanian original here.

Local Expert: Ruta Mrazauskaite