ICIC welcomes the International Council on Archives as its first Observer

The ICIC is delighted to announce it has granted its first Observer status to the International Council on Archives.

The successful application builds on the existing relationship between the two organisations who earlier this year signed a joint statement, with seven further entities, on the importance of record keeping in the context of the global pandemic.

Elizabeth Denham, ICIC Chair and UK Information Commissioner said:

“We are delighted to welcome the International Council on Archives as our first Observer.

“Access to information rights law is a bedrock of modern democratic society, and the importance of recording and documenting public decisions for the future goes hand in hand with that principle.

“We look forward to working with the International Council on Archives over the coming years promoting best practice.”

Observer status is granted to public entities and governmental organisations who promote the right of access to public information. The term lasts for three years, no voting rights are conferred and an Observer may attend either part or all of the closed sessions at the Conference.

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