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FOI/RTI in Constitutions

In this section you will find details about the constitutional status of RTI in South Asian countries. The Constitutions of Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan contain specific references to RTI as a fundamental right of their peoples. In countries like Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka the Courts have read RTI into other fundamental rights (the bold part should be hyperlinked to case laws) guaranteed by the respective Constitutions. So RTI is a deemed fundamental right in these countries. Please click on the name of the country to find out the constitutional status of RTI.


Article 50 of the Constitution guarantees the right to information as follows: “The citizens of Afghanistan shall have the right of access to information from state departments in accordance with the provisions of the law. This right shall have no limit except when harming rights of others as well as public security.”...Read more
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