List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 205

Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents

Status as of: 22/12/2014

 

    Hungary :


Declaration handed over by the Minister for Justice and Law Enforcement of Hungary to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of signature of the instrument, on 18 June 2009 - Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 5 January 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 1, paragraph 2, subparagraph a.ii, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary informs the Secretary General of the Council of Europe that, for the Republic of Hungary, the definition of “public authorities” includes the following:

– legislative bodies as regards their other activities;
– judicial authorities as regards their other activities;
– natural or legal persons insofar as they perform public functions or operate with public funds, according to national law.                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    Lithuania :


Declaration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 July 2012 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 2.a, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that the definition of “public authorities” also includes legislative bodies as regards their other activities, judicial authorities as regards their other activities, natural or legal persons insofar as they perform public functions or operate with public funds, according to national law.                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    Norway :


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 11 September 2009 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Government of Norway declares that communication with the reigning Family and its Household shall also be included among the possible limitations.                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3

 

    Sweden :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 April 2010 - Or. Fr.

As a principal rule, all decisions taken by a Swedish public authority to deny access to an official document, in part or in full, can be appealed in court. However, special provisions apply for decisions taken by the Government, ministers and the Parliamentary Ombudsmen. Sweden is, therefore, lodging a reservation, in relation with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Convention, on access to a review procedure before a court or another independent and impartial body established by law, as regards decisions taken by the Government, ministers and the Parliamentary Ombudsmen.                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

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