|DET KGL. UTENRIKSDEPARTEMENT, OSLO|
|Saksbehandler: Ulland Leif Arne|
|UD's saksnummer:||Stasjonens saksnummer:|
Dear Mr. Keim,
I refer to your emailed and faxed letter to Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of 17 November 2008.
In your letter you asked for information related to the deliberations in November of the Rapporteur Group on Human Rights of the Committee of Ministers regarding the Opinion of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the draft Convention on Access to Official Documents.
As you will know the draft Convention on Access to Official Documents was discussed for almost ten years before a compromise text was agreed by the member states.
During the examination of the Draft Convention in the
organs of the Council of Europe,
The decision of the Committee of Ministers (27 November) on the Draft Convention can be found on
I expect that the Spanish presidency of the Committee of Ministers will soon send a letter to the Assembly in this matter.
Unfortunately I’m not at liberty to provide you with a copy of the decision of the Rapporteur group on Human Rights due to the Council of Europe’s regulations on confidentiality and the Norwegian regulations , cf. the Freedom of Information Act 1970 (Offentlighetsloven) section 6 paragrah1 no1. 45 of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states supported the proposal not to reopen negotiations on the Convention on Access to Official Documents.
are not in possession of a list of the participants at the meeting of the
Rapporteur group on Human Rights.
If you have any further questions, the contact person
in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is
If you have any further questions, the contact person in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is
Mr. Leif Arne
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senior Adviser, Department of Security Affairs
Tel: + 47 22 24 3726
Cel: + 47 414 62280
E-mail office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Leif Arne
Assistant Director General