Правовое обеспечение доступа к официальной информации в Германии
The article deals with the access of citizens and organizations to official information on the activities of state authorities in Germany, and that everyone has the right to obtain and examine the official documents. In Germany, these legal components are present in the Basic Law of Germany.
The principles and methods for providing access to information, the form of it, the rights and obligations of users of the information, the authorities and their officials.
It is a question of access to information on the activities of the authorities in databases, on DVD, magazines and electronic form. Also, the information can be placed in the media on the stands of the premises where the authorities carry out their activities in the library and archival collections, etc.
Illuminates the procedure to provide information requested by the user, including requirements for the request for information, the terms and the procedure for its consideration for a response to the request.
In Germany, there are different sources of legal information. They are divided into private and public. Access to the laws and legal acts is based on the publication of laws in the Federal Law Gazette. In connection with the author believes that not all citizens have free access to official information in Germany.