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Can a request for free access to information of public importance be submitted by fax or electronically (e-mail) and is a request submitted by phone from editorial staff of the media also considered a "verbal request"?

 

Whether endorsed copy of a document may be obtained from the authorities based on the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance?

 

To what  account and in what amount the information seeker should pay the funds on behalf of costs of issuing the copy of the document with the requested information

 

Should the Ministry enable access to information regarding inspection controls, that is, Inspectors' minutes, according to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, having in mind the provisions from Article 32 of the State Administration Act („Official Gazette of the RS" no.s 20/92...49/99) according to which the Inspector is obliged to keep as a business secret data discovered during supervision?

 

Is a minor entitled to seek and receive information of public importance and is the right restricted in some parts, or it applies to any information of public importance?

 

Is a minor entitled to seek and receive information of public importance and is the right restricted in some parts, or it applies to any information of public importance?

 

Can a citizen who is an applicant, regardless of whether he/she ha s exercised their right to file a complaint with the (Public Information) Commissioner, submit a request for initiating offence proceedings for an infraction committed under article 46, paragraph 1 point 6 of the Law on Free Access to information of Public Importance against an authorized person in a state body who does not act in line with provisions of article 38. Paragraph 2 point 1 of the law, which serves as the basis for launching offence proceedings, and is the Commissioner authorized to conduct the offence proceedings? (June 2007)

 

Does the decision of the prosecution about abandoning criminal charges against someone present information of public significance in the sense of the law on free access to information of public significance, i.e. can it be considered that there is a justified interest of the public to be acquainted with such document, if an individual is specifically interested in this and not more people? (April 2007)

 

Is the Commissioner obliged to check the truthfulness of information delivered to him by the body in power after issuing of the Decision?

 

Can the body in power, which has been ordered by the Commissioner's Decision passed in the procedure following the complaint for enabling access to information of public importance, start the administrative procedure against that Decision in front of the Supreme Court of Serbia? (March 2007)

 

To which account shall the costs be paid for compilation and directing the copies of the documents containing information of public importance? (March 2007)

 

Why aren't Commissioner's appeals resolved within 30 days as laid down by the Law?

 

Was anyone from the bodies in power punished according to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance? (December 2006)

 

Which measure has the Commissioner undertaken in order to enforce article 28, paragraph 2 of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, that the execution of the decisions and conclusions of the Commissioner, in case of a need, is ensured by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and what are the answers of the Government of Serbia and other public administration bodies in that regard? (August 2006)

 

Is the Commissioner in charge of realizing information of public importance relating to the work of a government body? (August 2005)

 

Is a request for access to information of public importance sent via e-mail binding to the person who should release information, that is to say, public authorities? (October 2005)

 

Is person enquiring information of public importance obliged to pay any fee for certain expenses? (July 2005)3

 

Does the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance ("Official Gazette of the RS" No.120/04) pertain also to the government bodies of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro?

 

Has any person authorised by a government body submitted Annual Report (for year 2004) on activities of that body taken so as to observe the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, in compliance with the Art. 43 of the Law, and, if so, which government body is in question?

 

How many penalties have been imposed by the Commissioner since he was appointed?

 

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Statistics

  • Monthly Statistical Report in the field of Access to Information and Personal Data Protection

    31.7.2017.

    PENDING: 4.252

    DONE: 53.768

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