Name of law: Ley Nº 18.381 Derecho de Acceso a la Información Pública
First adopted: 2008
Last modified: n/a
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The major weakness with this law is its appeals process. Uruguay's oversight body (AGESIC) has been structured as a disempowered and politicized body which is not equipped with the tools to carry out such an important function. Other issues with this law include a poor regime of sanctions and protections and the lack of a requirement for officials to assist requesters.