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17.06.2010 Book Presentation and Summary of the FOI Judicial Practice

On the 17th of June the FOICA’s “The Right to Know: Collection of Court Cases 2007-2010” book presentation took place. It summarizes 20 court cases of the last four years, accompanied by all the related documents initiated by the Centre in the sphere of freedom of information in. The diversity of the court cases allows a number of analyses to be done regarding the FOI judicial practice.  As a rule, the main aim and claims of the FOICA - to provide the enquired information – were...

09.06.2010 The Court of Cassation satisfied FOICA’s claim

On June 09, 2010, The RA Court of Cassation fully satisfied FOICA’s cassation claim. The Court annulled the RA Administrative Court’s decision over the case FOICA vs. “Yerevan Urban Development and Investment Programs Department” SNCO and sent it to the same court for a new exam. Let us note, that FOICA had asked the RA Administrative Court to recognize the action of the “Yerevan Urban Development and Investment Programs Department” SNCO illegitimate and as a consequence to...

04.06.2010 SUIT OF FOI CENTER VERSUS PARAKAR RURAL COMMUNITY SECURED

On May 31 RA Administrative Court of Etchmiadzin, reconsidered the suit of Freedom of Information Center versus Parakar rural community (Armavir region) and secured the demands of the plaintiff. As it has been reported, in July 2009 FOI Center addressed the court versus Parakar rural community, demanding to hold the inaction of the village Elder Samvel Vardanian, who did not answer fully to the request on land allotment in January 2009. On August 13, 2009 the suit was declined by RA...

07.05.2010 Black list 2010: THE FIRST QUARTER

THESE OFFICIALS HAVE VIOLATED PEOPLES' RIGHT OF INFORMATION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2010 1. Mr. Sargis Kharaqeshishyan Mayor of Syepanavan 2. Mr. Gagik Khachatryan...

04.05.2010  The RA Court of Cassation satisfied the FOICA's cassation claim once again

On April 22, 2010, the RA Court of Cassation published its decision and partially satisfied the FOICA's cassation claim annulling the decision of the RA Administrative Court over the case the FOICA vs. the Zartonk Village Mayor and the Village Municipality. Let us remind, that on August 13, the RA Administrative Court decided to dismiss the case against the Zartonk Village Mayor and the Village Municipality, because the FOI Center’s representative had withdrawn two claims in the...

03.05.2010 A photo exhibition on free speech and information marks the Press Freedom Day in Armenia

"Freedom of press: the right to know" is the theme of the exhibition that opened in Yerevan today to mark the World Press Freedom Day. The event, organized by the Freedom of Information Center of Armenia NGO as part of the Access to Information for Community Involvement project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the OSCE Office in Yerevan and the UN Department of Public Information, brought together journalists, representatives of...

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