The Implementation Gap of Decree 1172 on Access to Information

In the absence of a national law that regulates this right, the existence of a gap in implementation of Decree 1172-1103 of access to public information, the only national legislation in relation to public enterprises is analyzed. Public companies refer to all companies which have a state participation greater than 10%, or were nationalized or expropriated or are controlled by the state. 
The right of access to public information is a human right recognized in numerous international treaties and the national Constitution. This research analyzes the shortcomings of the full implementation of the decree. In order to overcome these barriers proposals are developed to improve the implementation of legislation with particular focus on public companies.


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