Policy Group Calls for Shorter Response Time in Information Access Law

Civil society members have urged the Senate to shorten the government’s maximum allowed time to respond to information requests in a long-awaited access to information law, before the draft reaches the National Assembly.

In a meeting with Senate officials on Wednesday, Lam Socheat, director of the Advocacy and Policy Institute (API), asked lawmakers to reduce the allowed response time from its current 15 days to five days in the draft law.

The legislation should be in line with international information access standards, Socheat said, noting that the group has lobbied ministries and other institutions to ensure the law reflects citizens’ needs.

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