REPORT ON THE EXAMINATION OF PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION THAT THE HOLDERS OF THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA ARE REQUIRED TO PUBLISH ON THEIR WEBSITES
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, in accordance with its competencies and in line with the signed Memorandum of Cooperation with the Judicial Council for increasing the active transparency of the courts regarding the consistent implementation of the provisions of the Law on LFAPI and the realization of the rights of citizens for free access to public information, conducted monitoring of the websites of the basic, appellate courts, the Administrative Court, the Higher Administrative Court, the Supreme Court and the Judicial Council in connection with compliance with Article 10 of the Law.
The Agency monitored 35 holders of information, i.e., the websites of the courts, that have been published on the List of Holders of Information on the Agency’s website. The monitoring was carried out in the period from May 30 to July 1, 2022. We should hereby mention that the Monitoring does not analyze the contents, that is, the quality of the published information.
The Judicial Council sent the questionnaires to the holders of information, and within the deadline provided for the submission of the answers, all 35 holders answered the questionnaires. These questionnaires contained links to the specific documents as requested for the needs of monitoring the web pages.
The monitoring was carried out according to the new methodology implemented in cooperation with external experts, engaged by the IPA II Project “Transparency and accountability of the public administration,” whose beneficiary is the Agency. The prepared questionnaire contains a total of 30 questions that stem from Article 10 of the Law and comply with the competencies of the information holders.
Some items of the questionnaire contain one or more sub-questions, while the maximum number of possible points is 50. In this regard, the holders of the published data received 0, 0.5, or 1 point, depending on the number and update of the published documents.
The questionnaire was distributed to the holders, who were asked to carry out a self-evaluation of their transparency.
You can download the monitoring report at the following link: REPORT ON THE EXAMINATION OF PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION THAT HOLDERS OF JUDICIAL AUTHORITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA ARE OBLIGED TO PUBLISH ON THEIR WEBSITES.