Access to Information

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) - Apellant V. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) - Respondent Appeal No. AT/NEPA/2010/1

 Jamaica's Access to Information Act was passed in 2002 and came into effect in 2004. The Act grants all members of the public the right to obtain access to official documents held by public authorities unless the information is exempt from disclosure under limited categories provided by the Act. The right of access to information is an internationally recognised human right. Having the right of access to information promotes accountability, transparency and public participation in national decision making.

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) - Apellant V. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) - Respondent Appeal No. AT/NEPA/2007/1

Jamaica's Access to Information Act was passed in 2002 and came into effect in 2004. The Act grants all members of the public the right to obtain access to official documents held by public authorities unless the information is exempt from disclosure under limited categories provided by the Act. The right of access to information is an internationally recognised human right. Having the right of access to information promotes accountability, transparency and public participation in national decision making.

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) - Apellant V. The Mines and Geology Division (MGD) - Respondent Appeal No. AT/MGD/2007/2

Jamaica's Access to Information Act was passed in 2002 and came into effect in 2004. The Act grants all members of the public the right to obtain access to official documents held by public authorities unless the information is exempt from disclosure under limited categories provided by the Act. The right of access to information is an internationally recognised human right. Having the right of access to information promotes accountability, transparency and public participation in national decision making.

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) - Apellant V. The Mines and Geology Division (MGD) - Respondent Appeal No. AT/MGD/2006/1

Jamaica's Access to Information Act was passed in 2002 and came into effect in 2004. The Act grants all members of the public the right to obtain access to official documents held by public authorities unless the information is exempt from disclosure under limited categories provided by the Act. The right of access to information is an internationally recognised human right. Having the right of access to information promotes accountability, transparency and public participation in national decision making.

ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance

Company Secretary of ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance [2014] ZASCA 184
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa

A citizens group (VEJA) submitted access to information requests to a South African steel manufacturing company (ArcelorMittal) seeking the company’s master plan and progress reports concerning environmental protection and rehabilitation at two manufacturing sites.  ArcelorMittal withheld certain documents. 

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