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European Court of Human Rights takes a huge step towards recognising Right of Access to Information

Madrid, 14 April 2009: Access Info Europe welcomes today’s ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in which it recognises that when public bodies already hold information that is needed for public debate, the refusal to provide it to those who are seeking it is a violation of the right to freedom of expression and information.

In this case the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union asked Hungary’s Constitutional Court to disclose a parliamentarian's complaint questioning the legality of a new drugs policy law. The Constitutional Court refused to release the information. The European Court of Human Rights found this refusal to be a violation the European Convention on Human Rights.