Public information still private in Latvia: Law allows bureaucrats to limit public access to records

  • 1999-11-18
  • By Blake Lambert
RIGA - A law guaranteeing public access to government information works better in theory than in practice, according to the Human Rights Institute of Latvia.Representatives presented their research on the law at a Nov. 12 conference attended by more than 30 lawyers, non-governmental organization workers, civil servants and journalists.The Saeima (Latvia's Parliament) enacted its access to information legislation in October 1998 in an attempt to create greater transparency in its executive branches.However, the Cabinet of Ministers did not adopt any regulations as to how national and regiona...
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