The novelties of the new Law on the Right to Information

AuthorArjana Llano - Stela Meçaj
PositionLecturer at 'University Ismail Qemali' Vlore - Lecturer at 'University Ismail Qemali'
Vol. 3 No. 3
January, 2018
Balkan Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
IIPCCL Publishing, Graz-Austria
ISSN 2410-759X
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The novelties of the new Law on the Right to Information
Dr. Arjana Llano
Lecturer at “University Ismail Qemali” Vlore
Dr. Stela Meçaj
Lecturer at “University Ismail Qemali”
One of the most important features of Western democracies is to guarantee fundamental
rights, through the functioning and respect of the rule of law and the eective implementation
of the rule of law. The consolidation of the rule of law in Albania is inextricably linked to
the armation and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as to
the establishment of institutional legal instruments, which will serve as guarantors for their
eective use.
The right to information is a fundamental human right. This right, in recent decades, has
recognized extensive international protection through the adoption of various acts (resolutions,
conventions, declarations, regulations, directives), but also through the establishment of
a certain legal practice, whereby such right to information is protected as a component of
freedom of expression. It developed with the emergence of the new Law on the Right to
Keywords: Information, document, right, lawyer, Adminstrative Procedure Code, Comissioner,
The right to information is a right expressly provided for in the Constitution of the
Republic of Albania. It is envisaged in two articles, namely Article 231 and 56. As a
fundamental right, the right to information, as well as many other rights, belongs
to all people. It is also envisaged in the European Convention on Human Rights
in its Article 102. The importance and interest that this right represents is of great
interest not only to lawyers but also to all scholars of legal sciences. In the juridical
sense, the right to information means the right to be informed in every aspect of
political, social, economic, cultural, life, being important also for the progress of state
activity, the development, organization and functioning of the whole state bodies.
The development of new technologies is closely related to mutual communication,
not just between individuals, but also between individuals and institutions that hold
Considering the great challenge ahead of the Albanian society and of our country,
which is the integration into the European space, we must identify the needs for
the establishment, implementation and maintenance of high standards of good
1 Constitutionofthe RepublicofAlbania,LawNo.8417, dated21.10.1998,OfcialJournal no.28,dated
7.12.1998.amendet with law no.9675, dated 13.1.2007, no.9904, dated  21.4.2008, nor.88/2012, dated
2 EuropeanConventiononHumanRights,article10.

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