Ministers hide their vacations illegally – Ombudsman

The office of the Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights states that information about the vacation status of the CMU members is not classified information.

This response was received from the Private Law Inspection Department of the Office for the observance of the right to information and representation in the Constitutional Court on the request of

“Information regarding being a person holding a post related to the implementation of the state authority, on vacation or business trip is not classified information” , it says.

In addition, it is noted that the processing and dissemination of data of such persons is carried out in accordance with the law and does not require the consent of the subject of personal data to receive and disseminate such information.

According to the response, the position stated in paragraph 5.3 of the Resolution of the plenum of the Supreme Administrative Court of September 29, 2017 No. 10 “On the practice of application of legislation on access to public information by the administrative courts» is the confirmation of the above.

Earlier, at the request of the agency, the Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories and internally displaced persons refused to provide information about the vacation of the Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and IDPs Vadim Chernysh.

Journalists also received a refusal from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food to request information about the vacation of the Minister of Agrarian Policy Taras Kutovyi.

In addition, the Ministry of Internal Affairs provided information on the vacation of the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov only after the request of the Government Secretariat.

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