The Right of Access to Public Information

An International Comparative Legal Survey

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
  • Ricardo Perlingeiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Hermann-Josef Blanke, Ricardo Perlingeiro
    Pages 1-68
  3. Fundamental Issues on Access to Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Ricardo Perlingeiro, Milena Liani, Ivonne Díaz
      Pages 71-130
  4. The Access to Public Information in the United States of America, Europe and Asia

  5. Some Aspects of National Laws on Access to Public Information in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 523-523
    2. Cristiana Maria Pinto e Silva Fortini, Mariana Magalhães Avelar
      Pages 543-569
    3. Germana de Oliveira Moraes, Álisson José Maia Melo
      Pages 571-595
    4. Pedro Aberastury, Alexandre Arruda, Rosnell V. Carrasco Baptista, Rogelio Robles
      Pages 597-623
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 643-856

About this book


This book presents a comparative study on access to public information in the context of the main legal orders worldwide(inter alia China,France,Germany,Japan,Russia,Sweden,United States).The international team of authors analyzes the Transparency- and Freedom-to-Information legislation with regard to the scope of the right to access, limitations of this right inherent in the respective national laws, the procedure, the relationship with domestic legislation on administrative procedure, as well as judicial protection. It particularly focuses on the Brazilian law establishing the right of access to information, which is interpreted as a benchmark for regulations in other Latin-American states.


Access to Information Acts Access to information Brazilian law Freedom of information Information society

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
    • 1
  • Ricardo Perlingeiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty for Economics, Law and Social ScienceUniversity of ErfurtErfurtGermany
  2. 2.School of LawFluminense Federal UniversityNiteróiBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55552-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55554-5
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