Where Can Foreigners Make FOIA Requests? Read the New GIJN Guide

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In 15 countries, foreigners can use the national freedom of information (FOI) law to file requests, according to a new GIJN resource, GIJN’s Guide to National Rules on Where Foreigners Can Make FOI Requests.

In 25 countries, however, foreigners are prohibited from making FOI requests. That leaves 80 countries where the statutory language is ambiguous. Learn more by using GIJN’s color-coded chart, which includes the pertinent language of the laws.

This new material supplements GIJN’s Global Guide to FOI and RTI which provides advice on how to use FOI laws.

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