Indicator 1. RTI Law does not exclude a priori any category of information from its scope of application except for classified information originating from foreign countries and international organisations

The standards in the RTI Law trump restrictions on information disclosure (secrecy provisions) in other legislation to the extent of any conflict


The legislations of the analysed countries do not envisage any cases in which there is an absolute presumption that the public’s interest to know trumps secrecy provisions. They generally prescribe that the right to access information can only be restricted in limited cases and following a harm test. The notable exception is Montenegro, which excludes classified information from the scope of FAI.

Current state of play

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Average, 2021