Name of law: Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on The Right to Access to Information
First adopted: 2002
Last modified: n/a
RTI Rating last updated: n/a


This was one of our more difficult ratings, since our reviewer was working from a translation that is tough to make sense of in some areas (particularly with the law's scope of application). Unfortunately, we also do not have a local expert for this country, meaning that we were unable to correct these potential misperceptions. However, the law has definite weaknesses, including the absence of sanctions for contravention of the act and the lack of promotional measures. The lack of an administrative appeal body also hurt the country's score, though it probably stands to gain 4-6 points in that section since our lack of knowledge of their judicial review mechanism made it difficult to properly assess their scores here.