Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.


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The main mission of FOICA is to defend the people's constitutional right to have access to information. "Freedom of Information Center of Armenia" non-governmental organization (FOICA) was founded on July 1st, 2001. The mission of FOICA is to contribute to the transparency and openness of the government system and to stimulate civil society's involvement in the governance system.

Success Stories

Success stories of the Freedom of Information Center's 10 year's history.

Court Cases

Here we present complete picture of judicial practice in the field of freedom of information: all court cases on FOI, with related documents: Information requests, court decisions, etc.

Black List

Black list of those officials and institutions which infringed people’s right to access to information, quarterly composed by the FOI Center. The List is also published in the bulletin and Armenian print media.

Information request

This sample of Information request will help you to write your request correctly and due to the RA Law on "Freedom of Information". It is developed by the FOICA.

Recent news
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Recipients of the Golden Key and Rusty Lock announced

Freedom of Information Center announces for the 14th time the recipients of the "Golden Key and Rusty Lock" awards on 28 September 2016 in Yerevan. The award ceremony was devoted to the International Right to Know Day and the 15th Anniversary of the FOICA.


Black List of FOI Sphere

These officials have violated the people’s access to information right in the 1st half of 2016


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015, Armenia

State Department’s 2015 Human Rights Report for Armenia that was released on 13 April, 2016


The Constitutional Court made a Crucial Decision for Access to Information

On February 23, 2016 the RA Constitutional Court (CC) made a decision to satisfy the application/appeal of Freedom of Information Center. With this decision the provisions of the RA “Law on State Registration of Rights of Property” were recognized opposing/contrary to the RA Constitution. The CC has confirmed that the information on the person cannot be sold by state authorities, specifically in this case, by the State Cadastre Committee.


UNESCO Names Sept. 28 Access to Information Day

The UNESCO General Conference voted Nov. 17 to designate Sept. 28 as “International Day for the Universal Access to Information,” according to a UNESCO official.