The Anti-Corruption Institute wins legal protection petitions against public sector organizations regarding the right to access public information

Jul 19, 2021 | New

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The Anti-Corruption Institute, through its Impunidad Cero and CabilVeo initiatives, has managed to secure at least nine decisions in its favor regarding the right to accessing public information from different State entities. In most instances, these legal processes were required because of the absence of any response to the initial petitions presented by the Institute from these public sector organizations, which we made as per the right to petition.

Please find below more information about the legal protection petitions that were awarded in favor of the Anti-Corruption Institute and the cases they have been investigating:

From the Zero Impunity project, which seeks to fight examples of impunity in crimes against the public administration and to galvanize mechanisms of democratic, public participation through the publication of information that is freely available to citizens, strategic litigation and training in investigative skills to help detect impunity, the following rulings were obtained in the Institute’s favor:

  • National Electoral Council (CNE), where they won a petition to reveal specific information related to action and activity regarding alleged electoral crimes believed to have taken place between 2014 and 2020. Read more.
  • National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (INPEC) where their legal protection petition to gain information about those people who are deprived of their liberty for having committed crimes against the public administration or crimes against the mechanisms of democratic participation was successful. Read more.
  • Senate where they sought information about the computer platform and the registration of the data used in accusations presented before the Supreme Court of Justice regarding allegations of crimes against the public administration or crimes against the mechanisms of democratic participation by elected officials between 2014-2020 who would otherwise have parliamentary immunity apart from investigation by the Supreme Court. Read more.

Additionally, the following legal protection petitions were made successfully by CabilVeo, an open data system focused on the registration of visits, trips, agendas and gifts by officials from Colombian public sector entities:

  • National Mining Agency following the absence of a response to the right to petition presented with 36 requests for information. Read more.
  • National Electoral Council (CNE) where they sought information about individuals who have held management positions in the organization. Read more.
  • Ministry of the Interior, where they sought information about the trips, income and visits of people to said entity, as well as details of relevant agendas and correspondence since 8 August 2018. Read more.
  • Ministry of Labor, where they sought information about individuals who have held management positions in said entity since 8 August 2018. Read more.
  • Superintendency of Surveillance and Security, where 36 questions were sent as part of the right to petition regarding lobbying activities in the entity. Read more.
  • National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) where information about individuals holding management positions and the management structure of the entity was requested as well as details from the team in charge of expenses, including tickets, among others. Read more.