El Salvador: Transparency Law Stagnates
Two bills presented in 2008 and 2009 have not made any progress in the legislative assembly.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The bills relate to the transparency of and access to information and seek to guarantee citizens' rights to know what the government is doing.
The Economic Development Foundation (FUSADES), asked the President to urgently approve the Law on Access to Public Information.
The new deadline for enforcement of the government transparency law will be one year.
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.
Two legal projects have been approved on fiscal transparency and fiscal management, including streamlined procedures for lifting bank secrecy.
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