Guatemalan Congress approves Public Information Access Law
The law, which regulates access to information publicly administered information, will come into effect 180 days after it is published.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The regulations guarantee the people the right to request and access government information.
Congress has for the moment suspended the enactment of the controversial law approved a few days ago.
The Salvadoran President has approved and ordered the publishing of the regulations of the Law on Access to Public Information, which will come into force on 10 September.
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.
Las week the session of Congress introduced a bill called the Access to Public Information Law.
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