Rules and procedures
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.
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
DGA/DIT(2018)1 / 23 November 2018
Council of Europe Records and Archives Policy
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]