Access to Information Programme
Public Participation and Access to Information (15 Years of the APIA, 37 Stories of NGOs)
The book presents cases of how nongovernmental organizations in Bulgaria seek information from the public authorities. Some of them are described in the form of an interview, others are described by the attorneys of the information seekers after they have received refusals on their access to information requests and litigation has started. Third part of the stories are told by journalists, coordinators of AIP in the regional cities of the country. The stories are listed chronologically encompassing the period 2005 - 2015 so that the reader can follow and see if and what have changed during the past 10 years.
Translation in English is available: http://www.aip-bg.org/en/cases/37_NGO_Cases_2005_2015/202943/.
 
Public Participation and Access to Information (15 Years of the APIA, 37 Stories of NGOs), Access to Information Programme, 2016, 140 стр., ISBN 978-954-9953-52-7
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Litigation under the Access to Public Information Legislation
In July 2012, Access to Information Programme launched the fifth book which is part of the continuous analyses we make on the Access to Public Information Act litigation in Bulgaria. The book contains analysis and commentary on the litigation on specific issues related to the free access to information and its  restrictions. The book also contains summaries of sixteen court cases which have resulted in changes in the practices and the strengthening of the principles of the right of access to information. Authors of the analytical part are the attorneys-at-law from AIP legal team Alexander Kashumov, head of the team, and Kiril Terziiski.
 
Litigation under the Access to Public Information Legislation, Access to Information Programme, 2012, 168 pages, ISBN 978-954-9953-49-7

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Access to Information Litigation in Bulgaria 2005-2008: Selected Cases, volume 4

The book was published in 2008. It contains analytical part, which reviews the main problems related to the court practice with regard to the Access to Public Information Act during the last years. The analysis encompasses the development of both cases related to the exercise of the right of access to public information and to the implementation of the exemptions from the right of access to information. Summaries and twenty-seven decisions on 14 court cases in which AIP legal team has provided legal help, including court representation, were included as appendices to the book.
At the presentation of the volume 4 of the Access to Public Information Litigation in Bulgaria (2005-2008), the Chairman of the Supreme Administrative Court, Mr. Konstantin Penchev noted:
We may have the best laws, but we have to implement them, i.e. the society shall make the mechanism work. I would like to thank to the Access to Information Programme because theymade the court think over and apply the law. They made the court answer – sometimes correctly, sometimes not, but developing its practices – the questions set forth.



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Access to Information Litigation in Bulgaria: Selected Cases, volume 3
This book was published in 2005. It contains analyses of questions that have arisen during court practices and all the documents filed in ten FOI cases between 2003 and 2004. The publication of as many court documents as possible (including written defenses, court session minutes, etc.) is aimed at presenting the positions of the parties and the judgments that have led to the final court decisions.
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Access to Information Litigation in Bulgaria: Selected Cases, volume 2
The book presents important Supreme Administrative Court decisions on the Access to Public Information Act (APIA) from the end of 2002 until March 2004. The authors comment on problems related to the admissability of complaints against silent refusals, the definition of the term „public information,” the formulation of requests and the exeptions from the right of access to information. The practices of refusal on the grounds of state, administrative, and commercial secrets are analyzed, as well as the exemption related to documents with no significance of their own. Ten court decisions on FOI cases of public interest were published, which are important regarding the interpretation of certain provisions of the APIA.
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Access to Information Litigation in Bulgaria: Selected Cases, 2002
This book presents some of the most significant access to information cases heard by the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court and includes full documentation on 11 cases. The introduction reviews the most important problems emerging from access to information litigation during the first years after the adoption of the APIA and outlines some of the obstacles to freedom of information in Bulgaria. Тhe introduction to the book was written by Alexander Kashumov and edited by Gergana Jouleva.
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