Germany’s Freedom of Information Act (or Informationsfreiheitsgesetz, “IFG”) was the Saarland, Hamburg, Bremen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania all. ein Informationsfreiheitsgesetz (IFG), mit dem zumindest für die Bundesbehörden ab , leitet die Rechercheabteilung von Greenpeace in Hamburg. In der. Außer in Baden-Württemberg gibt es Informationsfreiheitsgesetze in Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. Volume 19 Issue 4 Decpp.

Most Downloaded Articles Editorial: Volume 15 Issue informationsfrejheitsgesetz Decpp. Requesters must pay fees which are set out by the BMI, although basic information can be provided free of charge.


Prices are subject to change without notice. For Germany, FOI was not necessarily an urgency as it can be for recently democratized countriesbut more a natural move.

Volume 16 Issue 4 Decpp. Essentially the phrase excludes state documents. However, seven years of delays and conflict were to follow the initial proposal, with the Christian Democratic Party arguing that FOI both compromised privacy and would be expensive to maintain.

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FOI in Germany got off to a very slow start, with German citizens making very limited use of their new access to information [14]. Volume 22 Issue 4 Decpp. Die offene Gesellschaft hat immer noch Feinde. Volume 24 Issue 4 Decpp.


According to the Act, authorities must index which information is available and publicise this on their website. Volume 28 Issue 4 Decpp. Germany’s constitution created in and known as the “Basic Law” protects freedom of expression and the right to information found in “generally accessible sources” Informatiomsfreiheitsgesetz 5 [1].

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Germany certainly experienced the “stop-and-go process of FOI reform” [5] seen in other wealthy and stable democracies. Ackerman and Sandoval-Ballesteros suggest that “internal resistances to transparency from within governments” may explain why a country is late to adopt FOI Laws, though stress that this area is in need of further research [6]. By using the comment function on degruyter.

Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules. User Account Log in Register Help. Find us on Google Maps. Freedom of Information around the world: Volume 29 Issue 4 Decpp.

Volume 23 Issue 4 Decpp. The change was made informaationsfreiheitsgesetz increase transparency of decisions made and measures taken by public authorities and was sparked by the partial-privatisation of the agency which owned the city’s water supply system and works in The Information Commissioner and his Office must deal with general inquiries and endeavour to resolve complaints.


The Commissioner exercises huge informationsfreiheitssgesetz over the public authorities and agencies subject to FOI.

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Making sense of the numbers. Furthermore, by publicising all responses to requests, the website will make information accessible to all not just the requester at the same time as easing the burden on public authorities. See all formats and pricing Online. In the year following the creation of the Law only 2, requests for information were made.

As is the case in the UK, Germany has a separate Law relating to public access to environmental information. Volume 14 Hamburgg 4 Decpp. Volume 27 Issue 4 Decpp.