Institutions Guaranteeing Access to Information

OECD and MENA Region

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Thanks to comparative tables and precise examples, this report offers an overall picture of the institutions guaranteeing access to information (IGAI) in OECD member countries. While it does not provide a comprehensive analysis of each of these institutions, it examines the legislation, the composition, and operation of the IGAIs as well as their missions regarding the spontaneous disclosure and appeals following access to information requests.

Similarly, the report carries out an overall analysis of the access to information legislation of Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia, and of the legal and practical context of their IGAIs. In particular, it offers ways to make the implementation of this legislation more effective, at a time when these countries’ citizens are very keen on increased access to information.

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The creation of IGAIs and their area of jurisdiction

This chapter looks at the constitutional, international, legal, and regulatory provisions that give rise to IGAIs. It highlights the decisive role played by the political organisation of OECD member countries (unitary, decentralised, or federal) in shaping the nature and number of IGAIs, be they single, national IGAIs, central and subnational IGAIs, federal IGAIs, or IGAIs that represent federated entities. It also emphasises that the jurisdiction of an IGAI, especially a local one, is the result of the political organisation of the country in question.

English Also available in: French

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