THE FORMAL REQUIREMENT OF AFFIXING A SIGNATURE TO A MOTION FOR PROVIDING PUBLIC INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THE STATUS OF PROCEEDINGS IN CASES RELATED TO PROVIDING SUCH INFORMATION
The necessity of providing a signature under a request for public information has become a subject of a dispute both in the doctrine and judicial decisions. Pursuant to the provisions of the Act on the access to public information, refusal to provide this information or discontinuance of proceedings must be issued in the form of an administrative decision. Since the form of giving the public information wasn’t determined, it is often stated that in the case of positive consideration of an application, regulations of the Code of Administrative Procedure, should not be followed, which also concerns the formal requirements of an application. Due to the fact that refusing access to the public information and abandoning proceedings both take the form of an administrative decision, there is no doubt that provisions of the Code of Administrative Procedure should be applied. This interpretation may become the reason for many difficulties for an entity obligated to issue public information in case the application is rejected, especially when the application is missing the signature of the applicant.
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