Parliament discusses amendment to restrict right to obtain information

June 2nd, 2012
On June 1st the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) discussed amendments to the law on access to information at the joint meeting of the committees on legal policy, state building and human rights.

 

The draft amendment states that information deemed contrary to purposes of the protection of political, economical, military, financial and credit and monetary interests of the Republic of Azerbaijan, protection of public order, health and morality, protection of rights and freedoms, commercial and other economic interests of other individuals, ensuring the prestige and impartiality of the court, shall not be released even following information requests.