Paris (AFP) – A French court has ruled that the French government must disclose the details of the contracts it awarded to companies that used stained glass to create a new kind of glass used in glassware and other products.
In a landmark ruling, a court in Paris said it was a violation of the constitution’s freedom of information law to refuse to publish details of contracts.
The ruling, which came in response to a legal challenge by the government, also says the government must publish all documents relating to the contract award.
It follows a decision last year by the Supreme Court to ban the use of stained glass in products, which is a practice widely associated with the arts.
The government has until November 30 to submit a response to the ruling, or appeal.