Access to Council of Europe documents and declassification

The Central Archives of the Council of Europe give access to documents according to the rules in force.
 

Database

www.transparency.coe.int
The Transparency database groups together texts governing access to Council of Europe documents and the declassification of those documents.
 

Main Regulatory Instruments

Res(2001)6 / 12 June 2001
Resolution on access to Council of Europe documents


641/1.3/Appendix 2 / 18 September 1998 and Instruction No. 39 / 25 June 1999
Procedure for granting public access to documents issued with a security classification and Instruction on public access to documents issued with a security classification


DGA/DIT(2013)02 / 14 October 2013
Data and Information Management Policy of the Council of Europe


DGAL 136 / 25 February 2009
Archival policy


RAP-Inf(2001)6 / 30 May 2001
The Archives of the Council of Europe. Appendix: Council of Europe Archive Policy


CM/Del/Dec(89)425/59b
Regulation outlining a data protection system for personal data files in the Council of Europe


CM/Del/Concl(81)337/Appendix VIII / 21 September 1981
Procedure for granting public access to Council of Europe official documents (30-year rule)


Other Useful Documents

CM(80)180 / 22 October 1980
Declassification of Council of Europe Official Documents