2013 - Brazilian Audit by Artigo19

Focusing on the access to Information Act (LAI) .1 the present study 'Balanço de 1 ano da lei de acesso à informação pública', developed by ARTICLE 19 South America, presents the results of the first monitoring of decisions involving access to information that reached the Summit of the Brazilian judiciary (Supreme Court and Superior Court of Justice). This report also presents the results of a check-list of active and passive transparency of organs of the Judiciary and the public prosecutor's Office.
Theme Of The Audit: 
Country: 
Brazil
Region: 
Latin America - Caribbean
Audit type: 
Passive
Authors: 
Artigo19
Year That FOIA Took Effect: 
2012
Year of The Audit: 
2013
Policy Subject: 
Methodology: 

The way the Supreme Court and the Superior Court of Justice has judged when it comes to access to information is the central object of analysis, which consisted in identifying which substances are more common in each court and what are the main arguments used in decisions. For purposes of comparative analysis with courts and international standards were used, besides the Brazilian as a reference, the LAI placements of ARTICLE 19 in tema4 and the international treaties ratified by Brazil.

Experimental Conditions: 

Not informed.

Number of Responses: 
5
Number Of Agencies Audited (Passive): 
10
Audit Created By FGV: 
No
Audited Institutional Power or Type of Entity: 
Audited Levels of Government: 
Distribution of Requests: 

Not informed.