Al-Bawsla criticises enactment of Organic Law on Right to Access Information without completing required preparations | Tunisia News Gazette

Al-Bawsla criticises enactment of Organic Law on Right to Access Information without completing required preparations

“Al-Bawsla” organisation criticised on Wednesday the enactment of the Organic Law on Right to Access Information without completing the required preparations.

Organic Law n2016-22 on Right to Access Information replaces Decree Law n2011-41 on Right to Access Administrative documents of Public Structures.

According to the organisation, the necessary deadlines to set up the Access to Information Authority have expired, while the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) is still selecting its members and the Prime Ministry has not yet signed the governmental decree setting the status of its staff.

While calling all public structures to respect the provisions of this law, “Al-Bawsla” recalled that the deadlines granted to public structures to finish off the organisation of their achives, set up a storage system for administrative documents and appoint an official tasked with access to information, expire today, Wednesday.

On the occasion of the entry into force of Organic Law n2016-22 on Right to Access Information, “Al-Bawsla” has invited all citizens to exercise this constitutional right.

Source: TAP news Agency

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