Пределы отказа в предоставлении доступа к информации о деятельности государственных и муниципальных органов
The article is devoted to the analysis of the peculiarities of application of the legislation on the access to the information held by public bodies regarding the refusal to provide such information. The research applies the general scientific methods, including the systematization and analysis, and a formal legal method, allowing for a comprehensive systemic interpretation of legal rules. Contemporary understanding of openness implies integrative active forms of communication between government and the civil society. The article analyzes the court ruling on the
most common grounds for refusal. Firstly, the courts tend to view the information about the activities of the state bodies narrowly. The other common grounds for refusal – the ambiguity of claim and the necessity for a state body to carry out an analytical work – should be applied if the state body has tried to specify the initial request. It is concluded that the realization of the mechanisms of openness requires a less formalistic approach.