To link to this article, copy this persistent link:
http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054041_text

(Jan 02, 2008) On December 28, 2007, the Federal Ministry of the Interior of Switzerland re-promulgated a list of federal archival material that is not being made available to the public 30 years after its creation but enjoys instead either a 50-year protective period or an indefinite period during which it cannot be made public (Archivierungsverordnung, Änderung, Nov. 30, 2007, Anhang 3, AMTLICHE SAMMLUNG DES BUNDESRECHTS 6589.) This list is published periodically in accordance with the Federal Archiving Act (Bundesgesetz über die Archivierung, June 26, 1998, SYSTEMATISCHE SAMMLUNG DES BUNDESRECHTS [SR] no. 152.1). Archival material must be kept secret for 50 years if its publication would disclose personal data of individuals, be harmful to the Swiss governmental interest or foreign relations, or reveal business secrets of Swiss enterprises (Verordnung zum Archivierungsgesetz, SR no. 152.11, art. 14).

Author: Edith Palmer More by this author
Topic: Government ethics and transparency More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Switzerland More about this jurisdiction

Search Legal News
Find legal news by topic, country, keyword, date, or author.

Global Legal Monitor RSS
Get the Global Legal Monitor delivered to your inbox. Sign up for RSS service.

The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can find previous news by searching the GLM.

Last updated: 01/02/2008