Covid News (Noticia Covid) | Administrative Court of Cundinamarca orders the UNGRD to handover public information to the Anti-Corruption Institute

Jun 24, 2022 | New

The Anti-Corruption Institute filed a right of petition in which the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD for its Spanish acronym) was asked to share information about the contracts signed in order to acquire vaccines against Covid 19. The UNGRD did not deliver the requested information, arguing that the documents were bound by confidentiality clauses stipulated in the contracts.

In light of their response, the Anti-Corruption Institute filed an insistence appeal that was resolved by the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca, who declared that the information requested by the Institute is of a public nature and ordered the UNGRD to hand it over within a maximum period of five days of the official notification of the decision. They also found that some of the requests put forward by the Anti-Corruption Institute had already been resolved within the process 2021-0240, in which the Court considered that the information requested by the Anti-Corruption Institute is not subject to reservation and, therefore, it must be handed over by the competent authorities.