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PACE seminar on access to historic documents to take place in Tirana


The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) organised a seminar on access to historic documents at the Albanian Parliament in Tirana on 31 March 2023.

The seminar, organised by PACE in co-operation with the Parliament of Albania, brought together parliamentarians, experts or activists from Albania, Azerbaijan, Germany, Latvia and Poland to discuss the challenges of work in this area and to share good practice. A report on this topic is currently being prepared by PACE’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

The Speaker of the Albanian Parliament gave a welcome address. Participants also included the head of the Albanian Authority for Access to Information on ex-Sigurimi Files, and officials overseeing the Council of Europe’s Tromsø Convention on Access to Official Documents and its Observatory on History Teaching.

Albania’s National Museum of Secret Surveillance, the “House of Leaves” in Tirana, won the PACE Museum Prize in 2020.