Today, transparent government is one of the basic principles of the functioning of the rule of law, which ensures public participation in the formulation and implementation of government policy and its impact on all stages of the decision of the government decision-making, as well as open access to the full objective and reliable information, which is owned by the authorities .
May 9, 2011 came into force the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine" On Information "and" On access to public information. "
The Law of Ukraine "On Access to Public Information" ordered all the manager of information provided for in Article 13 of the Law, provide and disclose public information - reflected and documented by any means and in any media that was obtained or created during the performance of the sub objects of power of their duties, permitted by applicable law, or that is in the possession of the subjects of power, the second manager of public information.
It should be noted that in accordance with the requirements of this Law Shall should provide an answer to a request for information within five working days of receipt of the request.
If a request for information relates to information necessary to protect the life or liberty of schodo of the environment, quality of food and household items, accidents, natural hazards worthy of the extraordinary events that have occurred or may occur and threaten the security of citizens, the answer must be submitted not later than 48 hours from the date of receipt of the request.
The request for urgent processing a request must be justified.
If the request relates to the provision of large amounts of data or require information to find a significant amount of data, information manager may extend the period for consideration of up to 20 working days from the justification of such an extension. The extension Shall report requested in writing within five working days of receipt of the request.
Article 15 of the Law contains a list of information that are required Shall not later than five business days to make public. In the case of the manager in the official website of this information is published on the website, indicating the date of publication and the date of update.
Projects of normative legal acts, decisions of local governments to develop appropriate manager, they shall be published no later than 20 working days prior to their consideration for adoption.
Immediate disclosure to be any information on the facts that threaten life, health and / or property of individuals, and the measures that apply in this regard.
Problematic issues of access to public information related to the implementation Shall Article 14 of this Law. The law provides for the duty manager of information:
- to disclose information on its activities and decisions;
- systematically keep records of the documents in their possession;
- keep records of requests for information;
- establish a special place for asking the documents or copies of them, as well as to provide right to ask to make extracts from them, taking pictures, copy, scan them, burn on any storage media and the like;
- have special structural subdivisions or to appoint persons responsible for providing access to information asking.