Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.

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Success Stories

15.12.2012 - Success Story 14

Because of concealing information, the “Yerevan Urban Development and Investment Programs Department” State Non-Commercial Organization (SNCO) had a three years’ persistent legal fight, wasting state resources on court appeals.

14.12.2012 - Success Story 13

A ruling by First Instance Court of General Jurisdiction, Kentron and Nork-Marash Communities of Yerevan city, RoA, obliged the “Environmental project implementation unit” state agency to provide all the requested information regarding the bonuses and to compensate the legal fees, including state duty and attorney’s fees in the amount of AMD 63,500. Thus, another positive precedent has been added to legally enforcing freedom of informationpractices.

16.11.2012 - Success Story 12

The sample of written information request prepared by the FOICA (http://www.foi.am/en/information-request-form/) is already posted on websites of more than 10 state bodies, for example www.president.am, www.gov.am, www.police.am, www.mta.gov.am, www.moh.am, websites of all 10 regional administrations of the RA, etc.

01.10.2012 - Success Story 11

In 14 court cases out of 37 initiated by the FOICA, the respondent having violated the right to freedom of information, on its own initiative provided the requested information until the end of the trial. This shows that the court cases initiated by the FOICA have also preventive significance.

28.09.2012 - Success Story 10

In 2012, during the 10th annual "Golden Key and Rusty Lock" award ceremony it was the first time that the negative Rusty Lock award, a symbol of secrecy, was not announced. This shows the consistent work done by the Freedom of Information Center.

04.04.2012 - Success Story 9

In 2011 and 2012, the official website of the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration www.mta.gov.am, initiated and developed by the FOICA, 2 times in a row was recognized as the best official web site in Armenia among 52 official websites.

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