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Jak české soudy poskytují své rozsudky na základě práva na informace?

Title in English Applying a Right to Access to Public Information at Czech Courts to Gain Access to Court Decisions

GEALFOW John Altair

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Iurium Scriptum
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Keywords free access to information; anonymisation; access to judicial decisions; proportionality test; transparency of the judiciary; information about criminal proceedings; public oversight
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Description Th is article presents results of empirical research focusing on the question of how Czech district courts provide their judgments to individuals based on their requests using right to access to public information. The author presents datasets on how the courts adhered the deadlines prescribed by the law, the length of their delay, reasons why some courts refused to provide the information and also the amount of payment requested for the information. The basis of the article is, therefore, empirical, but its conclusions are normative, as the author criticizes two branches of case law of the Czech Supreme Administrative Court, which unnecessarily restrict right to access to public information without corresponding improvement on the side of other countervalue.
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