From the first day when the new Law on Free Access to Public Information was enforced, the Center for Civil Communication engaged in monitoring the law’s implementation track record, on the basis of information requests submitted to institutions for disclosure of information relevant for its various research endeavours.
In the period 1 December 2019 - 31 May 2020, i.e. in the first six months of the new law’s implementation, the Center for Civil Communications submitted a total of 460 information requests to different institutions. Analysis of the new law’s implementation is conducted on the basis of responses to these information requests and institutions’ attitude towards them.
The analysis also addresses the effects of COVID-19 crisis on the exercise of the right to free access to public information.