Turkmenistan

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance.
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site.
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Notes
2009 Law on the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, art. 8: sessions are open to representatives of state bodies, public associations, academic interests, the media and others.
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
Constitution, Article 53 (12) and 2009 Law on the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, art. 29: Meetings of the committees and commissions shall be held in an atmosphere of openness.
If necessary committees and the Commission may decide to hold closed meetings
There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings A dedicated channel is one that is mainly about parliament, and is accessible free of charge to the general public. The channel might be owned by Parliament or a public or private company. Dedicated channels may be broadcast by parliament, government, or another broadcaster. They may be carried on television, radio or the Internet (webcasting).
Media used for the dedicated channel
Radio
Webcast

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
No

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
There is a register of accredited lobbyists