For the public

“Public Record” means a record, manual rule book, regulation, or other documents produced or received by, being used or having been used by, possessed by or under the control of a public authority, whether in written form or recorded or stored in electronic form or in any other device.

Open & Accessible

Everyone has a right of access to information generated, received and or held by public bodies, subject only to such limitations as are necessary and narrowly
established for reason of an equally or more compelling public interest.

Authority on FOI

The implementation of this Act, including compliance therewith, shall be overseen an by independent Information Commissioner to be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Liberian Senate. 

Upcoming Events

  1. IRTK-Day

    September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
THERE SHALL BE NO LIMITATION ON THE PUBLIC RIGHT TO BE INFORMED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT AND IT'S FUNCTIONARIES
ARTICLE 15CCONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA

What does the IIC provide?

 

 

Access to Public Information

“Access to information “refers to the right of the public to request, receive, review, reproduce and retain records and documents held by public bodies and private entities performing public functions or receiving public funding.

FOI Awareness

Develop public awareness strategies and information dissemination campaigns to educate the public about their rights under the Act, and promoting necessary compliance with the Act.

Prosecutory Powers

Any person who is not successful in an internal review and in respect of an appeal taken from the internal review to the Independent Information Commissioner shall have a right to a judicial review.