Montenegro: Open Letter From 44 NGOs Ahead of the International Day for Universal Access to Information

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In the eve of International Day for Universal Access to Information, 44 NGOs signed an open letter to the Prime Minister of Montenegro and the Minister of Public Administration, requesting that they abandon the proposed amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information that introduce new restrictions and drastically reduce the transparency of institutions, contrary to international standards. Instead of advancing the current law, the Government proposes worse solutions that undermine the fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of Montenegro and international conventions. The proposed amendments introduce the so-called abuse of the right of access to information, and gives the institutions huge discretionary power to refuse to publish information of public importance without any criteria. Read more here.

Source: Institut Alternativa

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