Colombian Law Approved by Court, With Exceptions

17 May 2013

Colombia’s public information law has passed constitutional muster, subject to a few conditions.

The Constitutional Court said the new law is now ready for presidential approval, according to articles here, here and here (in Spanish)..

Text is available from the court. Type “acceso” in the browser to locate the text of the law and the comments by the court.

The Court President is quoted as saying that it declared unenforceable a section limiting unreasonable requests. Also deemed invalid, according to the slim press reports, is a section that conditioned the use of the information solely for journalistic purposes or academics.

 The Court held nine hours of debate on the bill, the articles say.

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