Terms of execution of inquiries about an access to public information


Terms of execution of inquiries about an access to public information

According to the article 20 of the Law of Ukraine «On access to public information» the terms of inquiries consideration for issue an information are specified. According to part 20 of the Law of Ukraine «On access to public information» the administrator of information should give a reply for an inquiry on  information not later than within five working days from the day of receipt of an inquiry.

According to part 2 Article 20 of the Law in case if an inquiry on information concerns an information, necessary for defence of life or freedom of the person, in relation to the environmental state, quality of food and consumer goods, accidents, catastrophes, dangerous natural phenomena and other extraordinary events which happened or can happen and threaten to safety of citizens, a reply should be given not later than within 48 hours from the day of receipt of an inquiry.

According to part 3 of the Law of Ukraine «On access to public information» a petition about the urgent handling of an inquiry should be reasonable. According to part 4 of the Law in case if an inquiry concerns the issue  of high volume of information or requires an information retrieval among extensive data volume, the administrator of information can extend consideration of an inquiry up to 20 working days with the grounding of such continuation. The administrator of information informs about extending of a term the requiesting person in a writing form not later than within five working days from the day of receipt of an inquiry.