25.05.2017 | Category: Process Support
Sigurimi Files in Albania
Cooperation with the Albanian Authority on Access to Information on the former State Security and visit to the Stasi Records Agency.
In the framework of a mandate by UNDP Albania swisspeace participated in April 2017 in a retreat of the Albanian Authority on the Sigurimi Files, which is responsible to make accessible the records of the former secret communist police in Albania. Amongst others swisspeace provided an input on international experience in using archives for dealing with the past and made recommendations to the Authority.
In May 2017 swisspeace also participated in a visit of the Albanian Authority on Access to Information on the former State Security at the Stasi Records Agency in Berlin. The goal of the visit was to learn from the experience of the Stasi Records Agency in making accessible the records of the former secret police of Eastern Germany trough expert discussions and tours through the Stasi Museum, the memorial and former Stasi prison Hohenschönhausen (picture) and the archives of the Stasi Records Agency.