SUBMISSION OF FORMER STATE SECURITY DOCUMENTS TO THE STATE ARCHIVES

In July 2017, SHISH submitted to the Authority for Information on Documents of the Former State Security (AIDFSS) the entire archive fund belonging to the period 29 November 1944 to 2 July 1991, despite the storage date in the archive.
This archive fund contains files of persons or cases, files of special importance, agent files, other operative files, various registration books, registers, records, statistics, index cards, books, studies, research materials etc. SHISH has carried out a voluminous work on the categorization of these materials. The extent of these efforts is illustrated by the fact that over 100 dossiers, over 52 000 files and over 5 400 fascicles have been submitted to the relevant authority. Each dossier has its own files and each file is divided into volumes.
This submission is done in compliance with:

  • Law no. 45/2015 “On the Right to Information on the Former State Security Documents of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania”;
  • Council of Ministers Decision no. 98, dated 13.02.2017, “For the definition of transfer procedures under the administration of the Authority for Information on Documents of the Former State Security of the archival material of the former State Security (Sigurimi), located in the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Intelligence Service other public authorities”;
  • Joint Order on Submission of Former State Security Documentation (June 2017) between SHISH and Authority for Information on Documents of the Former State Security.

Submission is part of SHISH’s efforts to make this valuable archive material available to researchers and publishers, in order to better understand this historical period.
Consultation with these materials is done according to the rules for classified materials and the protection of personal data.