Event Title

The Law on Access to Public Documents and its non-implementation in practice by public institutions in Kosovo

Session

Journalism, Media and Communication

Description

The Law on Access to Public Documents is one of the most necessary laws for the transparent and democratic functioning of the country's institutions towards its citizens. Many organizations that have monitored this law have argued that this law is not implemented by the public institutions themselves. In fact, according to non-governmental organizations in Kosovo, there are cases when the Law on Access to Public Documents has not been implemented and respected by the most important state institutions such as the Office of the Prime Minister, Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development they respond to this law by closing the cases for a while and not being transparent, but they let them to be proceeded as judicial cases in our country.

Keywords:

the law on access to public documents, Kosovo institutions, transparency, courts, media.

Session Chair

Votim Hanoli

Session Co-Chair

Adnan Merovci

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 5:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.139

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The Law on Access to Public Documents and its non-implementation in practice by public institutions in Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

The Law on Access to Public Documents is one of the most necessary laws for the transparent and democratic functioning of the country's institutions towards its citizens. Many organizations that have monitored this law have argued that this law is not implemented by the public institutions themselves. In fact, according to non-governmental organizations in Kosovo, there are cases when the Law on Access to Public Documents has not been implemented and respected by the most important state institutions such as the Office of the Prime Minister, Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development they respond to this law by closing the cases for a while and not being transparent, but they let them to be proceeded as judicial cases in our country.