26 November 2005

International Freedom of Information Litigation Conference—Lessons Learned was held on 25-26 November 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


The conference was organized by Access to Information Programme Foundation with the support of the Council of Europe. Participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Rumania, Moldova, Albania, Hungary, the Check Republic, Armenia, Georgia, the Netherlands, and the USA visited Sofia to take part in the event.


The conference covered the following main topics: Freedom of Information Litigation –General Overview; FOI Litigation as Advocates Strategy; Challenging Freedom of Information Exemptions though Litigation; Effects of Freedom of Information Litigation.

The Agenda is available here: http://aip-bg.org/documents/confe2005/agenda_2005.pdf.



- Cases summaries, National Security Archive - USA
- The Constitutional Court Case, Adam Foldes, HCLU - Hungaria
- First FOI litigation experience in Croatia, Milena Gogic, Croatian Helsinki Committee
- The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union’s FOI lawsuits, Adam Foldes, HCLU - Hungaria
- FOI Procedure in Republic of Macedonia, Klime Babunsky, ProMedia - Republic of Macedonia
- Freedom of Information Litigation Resources on the Web, National Security Archive - USA
- Free Access to Information - Monitoring the Implementation of the Access to Public Information Acts in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia by Public authorities, Final Report, Serbia
- Access to Information on Government Deliberations, Darian Pavli - Open Society Justice Initiative
- FOI Litigation in Bulgaria, Alexander Kashumov, Access to Information Programme - Bulgaria
- Freedom of Information Act in the Netherlands, Roger Vleugels - the Netherlands
- Overview of FOI Litigation in Hungary, Adam Foldes, HCLU - Hungaria
- Personal Data and FOI conflicts related to the access to the Archives, Amira Krehic - Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Access to Commercial Information, Darian Pavli - Open Society Justice Initiative
- Challenging of FOI Exemptions through Litigation, Effects of the Constitutional Court Case, Adam Foldes, HCLU - Hungaria
- Free Access to Information survey as a Way to Strategic Litigation in Serbia, Dejan Milenkovic, Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights - Belgrade