n Without Prejudice - The right to know : constitutional law
|Article Title||The right to know : constitutional law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Jul 2009|
|Pages||4 - 5|
The right to access to information is based on the notion that "democracy is government by explanation" and that people are entitled to have access to information held by the state in order to promote an open and democratic society. The right cannot be said to be effectively exercised if the state imposes unreasonable time limits within which its decisions can be challenged and legal recourse can be sought against it.
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