Malta: Access Info challenges limitation of right to information to residents

Category: Aarhus

Access Info Europe has lodged an appeal to Malta’s Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal after an access to documents request was refused due to the fact that the requester is not a resident in Malta.

In the appeal, Access Info argues that residency requirements are a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of expression and information, and calls for Malta’s Freedom of Information Act to be brought into line with international standards.