Freedom of Information

As a public authority, the Judicial Administration is committed to openness, transparency and serving the public interest in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (2021 Revision).

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (2021 Revision) was passed on 31st December 2020 and came into effect in January 2021. It gives the public a right of access to all types of records held by public authorities, but also sets out some exemptions from that right.

Publication Schemes

Each public authority covered by the Freedom of Information Law has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme in accordance with s. 5 of the FOI Law. The main purpose of a publication scheme is to make information readily available without the need for specific written requests. Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish proactively, and develop a greater culture of openness.

This website forms the Judicial Administration’s e-publication scheme, developed to enhance the administration of justice and in compliance with Section 5 of the FOI Law.

The Law states that Information to be published by public authorities includes: