Legal Basis

  • Council of Europe Recommendation No. R (81) 19 on the Access to Information held by Public Authorities, 25 November 1981 (CoE 1981)

  • Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents grants a right of access to documents of the three institutions to any Union citizen and to any natural or legal person residing, or having its registered office, in a Member State

  • Council of Europe Recommendation No. R (2002) 2 on Access to Official Documents, 21 February 2002 (CoE 2002)

  • Montreal Declaration on Free Access to Law, Montreal October 2002

  • Directive 2003/98/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 17 November 2003 on the re-use of public sector information sets out the rules and practices for accessing public sector information resources for further exploitation.

  • Article 42 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, 7 December 2000

  • Convention on Access to Official Documents on 27 November 2008. This Convention, signed by 12 countries at the moment of writing (30 September 2010), represents the first international binding instrument recognising a general right of access to official documents held by public authorities.

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