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Government Response to Complaint Filed 27.11.2020 at the High Court of Justice of Madrid

Appears in case: Complaint Against the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Through an ‘Ordinary Administrative Procedure’




Armed Conflict in Yemen

Recipient State

Saudi Arabia

Document Type

Government Submissions

In response to the claimant’s lawsuit, the government argues that the right to access information is separate from the right to freedom of expression, and is itself not a fundamental right but an ordinary right regulated by domestic law (Law 19/2013). It argues that this right is not absolute and can be subject to permissible limitation that it considers are established in this case.