Access to Information:. Access to Information: Jamaica. Procedural and Substantive Issues: A selection of decided , FOI and ATI cases. " When government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people."
Access to Information: Jamaica
Procedural and Substantive Issues: A selection of decided , FOI and ATI cases
"When government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people."
Judge Damon Keith, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Where a lawyer cannot find a binding precedent, he or she may rely on a non-binding precedent from another jurisdiction.
While not obliged to do so, the court may be impressed with or be persuaded by the reasoning and be prepared to adopt the rule established by the foreign case.
Usually the court will establish whether:-
Procedural and Substantive
Would you release this document(s)? and why?
"Secrecy has its place, but governments are always tempted to overuse the 'secret' stamp. When that happens, it can come at the cost of the public's stake in such other values as safety or clean air and water."
Sens. Patrick Leahy and Carl Levin, Restore America's Freedom of Information, 2003