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Tunisia: Citizens Testing Right-to-Information Law

Expand The standard form for filing a request for information under Tunisia’s 2016 “Right to Access Information Law” (Law No. 2016-22). (Tunis) – Tunisia’s first freedom of information law, approaching its third anniversary, significantly advances the rights of citizens to get information from publicly funded institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. The law’s real impact, however, depends on the actual authority of a body created to compel responses from uncooperative institutions. “With its right-to-information law, Tunisia is once again leading the Arab world in promoting transparency…

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