The Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents was concluded on June 18, 2009 in Tromso.
The Convention recognizes the wide right of the public to access official documents with the aim of providing the public with a source of information, providing an opportunity to form their own opinions about the state of society and public authorities, and promoting the efficiency of work and accountability of public authorities.
As of December 2, 2019, 17 states have signed and 9 states have ratified it.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Resolution 1954 (2013) of 2 October 2013 called on all member states of the Council of Europe to sign and ratify the Convention.
On behalf of Ukraine, the Convention was signed on April 12, 2018.
As we reported before, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a draft resolution № 3511 on the cancellation of upcoming sessions: 311 MPs have voted for it