In case of adopting the current Draft European Convention on Access to Official Documents, it shall be legitimized a treaty which fails to ensure adequate protection of the right which in this moment can be found in number of national laws on free access to information and would underplay the great progress made in these resent years, realized in Republic of Macedonia as well.
The draft treaty has three major flaws:
- Failure to include all official documents held by legislative bodies and judicial authorities within the mandatory scope of the treaty;
- Failure to include official documents held by natural and legal persons insofar as they perform public functions within the mandatory scope of the treaty;
- Failure to specify certain basic categories of official documents, such as those containing financial or procurement information, that must be published proactively.