Costa Rica and El Salvador the only ones without Public Information Access Law

Following the adoption in Guatemala of the Law on Public Information Access, El Salvador and Costa Rica are the only ones in the isthmus that lack a similar law.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES) presented yesterday its draft law on transparency and access to public information.

The proposal includes 113 articles that seek to force all state institutions to deliver public information to all citizens.

FUSADES, with the support of USAID and the American Institute of Constitutional Law (IICD), calls for the adoption of this draft, which proposes the creation of the Institute of Transparency and Access to Information (IATT) to process applications and resolutions.

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El Salvador: Transparency Law Stagnates

July 2010

Two bills presented in 2008 and 2009 have not made any progress in the legislative assembly.

The bills relate to the transparency of and access to information and seek to guarantee citizens' rights to know what the government is doing.

"Claudia Umaña, from the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Fusades), said last week that, despite being in the national interest, the issue continues to face resistance, particularly political," reports Diariocolatino.com.

El Salvador: Access to Information Law Urgent

January 2011

The Economic Development Foundation (FUSADES), asked the President to urgently approve the Law on Access to Public Information.

The majority at the Legislature agreed on a historic approval, so Fusades believes this is the time to complete the formation process of the law since the legislative proposal has been discussed for over 2 years.

Business rejects changes to arbitration law in El Salvador

June 2008

Salvadorean businessmen fear that a proposed change in the arbitration law might place in danger judicial security and the arrival of investment in their country.

"The deputies take two years to pass a law that encourages economic development of the country and two hours to consider one that's going to ... undermine judicial security," said Jorge Daboub, president of the national Chamber of Commerce.

Fusades Presents Legal Situation Report

August 2012

The Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development, Fusades, has released a report entitled "Legal and Institutional Situation" for the first half

A press release of the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Fusades) reads:

The Department of Legal Studies, DEL, released on Aug.

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