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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