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02.12.2008 The Communities are beyond control

GRISHA BALASANYAN  As far back as 5 months ago “Aravot” daily applied to some village mayors requesting to provide the copies of the decisions taken by the Council of Elders beginning from the 1st of January up to the day of the request.    Village mayors of Dalarik and Apaga villages of Armavir Marz (Province), as well as Lusakunk village of Gegharkunik Marz and Byurakan village of Aragatsotn Marz appeared to be so “secretive”, that we were forced to resend the...

18.11.2008 The Police was forced by the Court to provide information

Naira Bulghadaryan   The RA Civil Court of Appeal satisfied the requirement of the public organization (NGO) to get from the police the copies of the documents related to the official investigation.    Almost a year long dispute between Vanadzor Office of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly /hereinafter referred to as the “HCA” Vanadzor Office/ and the RA Police over the right to get information has ultimately resolved at the Court of Appeal.   The Court has resolved to...

13.02.2007 Freedom of Information Commissioner

Anna Maralyan The Freedom of Information Commissioner's Office is a public body that is completely independent of the Government in the performance of its functions. It reports directly to the Parliament in majority of states and have an international role as well as a national one.   The purpose of creating such an institution was/is to oversee the administration and enforce the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act...

27.01.2007 Free to Improve: Journalists say FOI law needs better application

By Siranouish Gevorgyan ArmeniaNow reporter The Freedom of Information Law of Armenia adopted in 2003 is good, but its application is not good enough. This opinion dominated the “Freedom of Information” workshop in Tsaghkadzor on January 17-18 attended by more than 35 media and NGO representatives. The event was organized by the Armenian FOI Center. “Armenia’s law on freedom of information is very good in the sense that it states expressly what sort...

23.11.2006 Access to Judicial Acts

Society should be informed how courts execute justice. Consequently, justice should be administered publicly. However, there are cases in the course of the activity of the courts of the Republic of Armenia when even an interested party – the representative of the affected person, fails to get necessary information. The Court of First Instance of Yerevan “Erebuni” and “Nubarashen” Communities did not have appropriate technical facilities for document copying. Refusal with such...

08.11.2006 A Collection of Court Cases was Published

The Freedom of Information Center published a complete collection of all court documents related to the legal defence of the Right to know. You may have an access to the electronic version of the collection here . You may get the hard copy in our office.

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