Thursday, November 24, 2005

Freedom of Information in the EU

Activist Walter Keim complained to the EU Commission about the lack of access to public documents in Germany. The EU Commission answered 14 July 2005:

"I would like to stress you that, if a person considers that his or her fundamental rights have been violated, the possibility of appealing to the European Court of Human Rights, after exhaustion of all domestic remedies, offers him or her garanteed protection as the ultimate means."

he has now filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights:

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