The right to information access is a fundamental human right protected by the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, the European Convention on Human Rights and Freedoms, the Convention on Access to Official Documents and the Right to Access Information Act (NN 25/2013, 85/2015).
The right of access to information is the right of the user to seek and obtain information of public character, including the obligation of the public authority to provide access to the requested information or to disclose information irrespective of the request made when such disclosure arises out of the obligation prescribed by law or other regulation. The right of access to information is guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia and the Law on Access to Information, the right of all natural and legal persons to obtain information held by the public authorities in the Republic of Croatia, irrespective of the purpose for which the information is to be used.
Information is any information held by a public authority body, irrespective of the form in which it was created.
The right to access information is achieved by proactive disclosure of information on the Internet, which is the obligation of the public authorities body under Article 10 of the Act, as well as the submission of information requests to the body of public authority.
The Law on Access to Information gives all domestic and foreign natural and legal persons the right to access information in the same way and under equal conditions.
Obligations to provide information are bodies of public authority referred to in Article 5, item 2 of the Law, which include state administration and state bodies, local self-government, public institutions and other bodies with public authority, a legal person established by a state or local self-government unit, are performed by the public service, the majority state owned companies or local units as well as by legal entities which are financed mainly or wholly from the state budget or public funds based on a special law. The public authorities in the Republic of Croatia have about 6000 and their list is kept by the Information Commissioner. This list is publicly available at http://tjv.pristupinfo.hr.
IF YOU WANT TO FIND THE INFORMATION YOU REQUIRE, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES
1. Make sure that the information is already publicly available on the website of the public authority body that has information under its jurisdiction
2. If the information is not publicly available, consult the List of public authorities http://tjv.pristupinfo.hr and find out the contact information of the information officer in the body of public authority from whom you want information, or bodies that you think possess the information.
3. You may make a request for access to information in a written or oral way
4. If your application is rejected or rejected or the public authority does not decide on your claim within the legally prescribed deadline, you may file a complaint with the Information Commissioner through the first instance body or the immediate Commissioner (Silence Administration).
5. You may file a complaint against the decision of the Information Commissioner to the High Administrative Court, as well as in the event that the Information Commissioner does not resolve the appeal within the statutory time limit.
If information is required under the law (Articles 10, 11 and 12), and has not been disclosed by the public authorities, the user may also file a motion to the Information Commissioner.
More information here.