Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a US law on the right to access information. It sets out the right to access documents held by state authorities. This aims to uphold the transparency of the state. Similar laws exist in several other countries.


No end in sight for US drone war via Germany


The Administrative Court of Cologne dismissed the claim brought against the German government by three Yemeni citizens. The claimants survived a drone strike in Yemen in which US military base Ramstein played a central role.


Sicily airbase: Freedom of information litigation on Italy's involvement in US drone Program


The Sigonella airbase in Sicily, Italy, is considered of strategic importance for US drone operations in North Africa. ECCHR has filed requests to access information regarding US drones located at Sigonella according to the Italian Freedom of Information Act.