Right of access
WHAT IS THIS?
It is the right of access to public information, in the terms specified in article 105 b) of the Spanish Constitution. Public information is understood to mean the contents or documents, in whatever format, which are held by subjects submitted to Law 8/2015 of 25th March, on the Transparency of Public Activities and Citizen Participation of Aragon, which have been drawn-up or acquired in exercising their duties.
Everyone has the right of access to public information without having to give reasons for the request.
Access to information will generally be free of charge. Information will be made available, as far as possible in the manner or format requested.
Applications for the right of access to public information will follow the procedure established in Law 19/2013 of 19th December, on transparency, access to public information and good governance,, together with Law 8/2015 of 25th March, on the Transparency of Public Activities and Citizen Participation of Aragon .
The Order of 26th October 2016, from the Councillor of Citizenship of Social Rights is also applicable, which establishes instructions on the process, tracking, control and register of applications for access to public information.
Regarding the right of access, the Law of Aragon foresees the following specialities:
- The applicant will receive prior notification within a maximum of ten days from when the corresponding body receives the application, in which the reception date of the application will be indicated, along with the term to resolve it and the effects of administrative silence.
- As a general rule, if the applicant does not receive a reply after the maximum time to resolve this matter, it will be understood that the application has been allowed.
- The Aragon Transparency Council is responsible for resolving prior optional claims regarding the right of access to public information.
The corresponding bodies and units regarding the right of access to public information are included in the Annex of Decree 215/2014, dated 16 December of the Government of Aragon, on the granting of competencies regarding the right of citizens to public information within the scope of the Administration of the Autonomous Region of Aragon and its public sector.