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The Principle of Public Access to Official Documents - Implications from International Law concerning the Implementation within the National Legal Systems of the Member States of the European Union

Prinzhorn, Christina (2006)
Department of Law
Abstract
This thesis analyses the implications from international law concerning the implementation of the principle of public access to official documents. With a view to the current discussion among the member states of the European Union as to the scope of a principle of that kind this thesis will confine itself to an analysis of the implications from international law binding on the member states of the European Union. Thus, it will refer to universal human rights instruments as well as to regional standards binding on the member states of the European Union. The latter include Community law of the European Union as a category of its own in international law. Starting with some general remarks concerning the principle of public access to... (More)
This thesis analyses the implications from international law concerning the implementation of the principle of public access to official documents. With a view to the current discussion among the member states of the European Union as to the scope of a principle of that kind this thesis will confine itself to an analysis of the implications from international law binding on the member states of the European Union. Thus, it will refer to universal human rights instruments as well as to regional standards binding on the member states of the European Union. The latter include Community law of the European Union as a category of its own in international law. Starting with some general remarks concerning the principle of public access to official documents this thesis will then examine each of the instruments with regard to two questions: First of all, whether the principle of public access to official documents is a standard deriving from these instruments. And secondly, whether these instruments imply restricting impacts on the scope of the granting of a right of that kind within the national legal systems of the member states of the European Union. The result of this analysis will be summarized within the concluding arguments at the end of the thesis. (Less)
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author
Prinzhorn, Christina
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year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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International Human Rights Law
language
English
id
1555104
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2010-03-08 15:22:57
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyses the implications from international law concerning the implementation of the principle of public access to official documents. With a view to the current discussion among the member states of the European Union as to the scope of a principle of that kind this thesis will confine itself to an analysis of the implications from international law binding on the member states of the European Union. Thus, it will refer to universal human rights instruments as well as to regional standards binding on the member states of the European Union. The latter include Community law of the European Union as a category of its own in international law. Starting with some general remarks concerning the principle of public access to official documents this thesis will then examine each of the instruments with regard to two questions: First of all, whether the principle of public access to official documents is a standard deriving from these instruments. And secondly, whether these instruments imply restricting impacts on the scope of the granting of a right of that kind within the national legal systems of the member states of the European Union. The result of this analysis will be summarized within the concluding arguments at the end of the thesis.},
  author       = {Prinzhorn, Christina},
  keyword      = {International Human Rights Law},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Principle of Public Access to Official Documents - Implications from International Law concerning the Implementation within the National Legal Systems of the Member States of the European Union},
  year         = {2006},
}