The Council of Europe Access Info Group recently held its first meeting. It is an independent group of experts in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Convention on access to official documents, also known as the Tromsø Convention.
The Group elected Helena JÄDERBLOM as its President and Tetyana OLEKSIYUK as its Vice-President. It further adopted its Rules of Procedure, including the evaluation procedure of the Parties to the Convention, and discussed its workplan.
The reports submitted by 11 Parties to the Tromsø Convention regarding the legislative and other measures that they have taken to give effect to provisions of the Convention have been published on the Council of Europe’s website.
The Tromsø Convention is the first binding instrument recognising a general right of access to official documents held by public authorities. It promotes the transparency of public authorities and good governance, people’s exercise of their fundamental human rights, and public’s confidence in public authorities.
- Access Info Group webpage
- The Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS No. 205) website
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