Access to public information, case I OSK 933/11

September 5th, 2011, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Supreme Administrative Court in its judgment of 11 August 2011 case file I OSK 933/11 held that the provisions of Article 418a of the CRC does not specify different rules and procedures for disclosure and access to public information, which is a court judgment in a criminal case. Judgments, decisions of the courts and their justifications – decided both in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings – are therefore deemed s public information and should be disclosed under the provisions of Article 1(2) of the Polish Act of 6 September 2001 on Access to Public Information – API – (in Polish: Ustawa o dostępie do informacji publicznej), published in Journal of Laws (Dziennik Ustaw) No. 112, item 1198, with subsequent amendments. See also “Access to public information, case I OSK 896/12“.