Constitutional Court supports Memorial Society on access to archives

posted 17 Jan 2013, 04:41 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Jan 2013, 04:42 ]
14 January 2013 

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The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation has announced its decision in the complaint by Memorial historian Nikita Petrov. The ruling concerns access to the majority of publicly significant archived documents which were classified over 30 years ago. The Constitutional Court's ruling provides strong grounds for the declassification of documents in federal and regional archives. [Read more]