Administrative Court of Cundinamarca denies annulment request from entities that refuse to deliver public information to the Anti-Corruption Institute

Mar 17, 2022 | New

Following the request from the Anti-Corruption Institute for information about the activities undertaken by the National Government during the Covid-19 pandemic, and specifically the acquisition of vaccines, whereby the Institute argued that there was a right for greater public oversight and control over the use of public resources in order to ensure administrative morality, and whereupon the corresponding entities refused to comply, the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca published their denial of the request for annulment made by the Ministry of Health, the UNGRD, Janssen and AstraZeneca.

In the statement they declared that: “within the procedure established by law to decide the appeal of insistence, the need to bind anyone who has an interest in a certain record or document is not foreseen.” In addition, they stated that: “the human right to access information is denatured due to the fact that every time someone wants to obtain a copy of documents that are in the (SIC) State entities, there is a requirement for the natural or legal persons included in that information to be informed.

You can read the Court’s decision here.