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Georgia signed a convention on the access to the official documents2009-06-19 16:51
Twelve Council of Europe member countries, including Georgia, signed the Convention on Access to Official Documents. The ceremony was held in Tromsu [Norway], at the CE Conference of Justice Ministers, Day. Az reports alluding to the Association of young lawyers of Georgia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The Convention is the first s the first binding international legal instrument to recognise a general right of access to official documents held by public authorities. The right of access to official documents is also essential to the self-development of people and to the exercise of fundamental human rights.
The countries that signed the Convention are Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.