Records on the Romanian Revolution of 1989
Obtained by journalist Stanley Tromp, through the
Freedom of Information (FOI) laws of Great Britain, the United States
and Canada - 2019
Click on “FILE” below for PDFs
FILE 1 – Records from U.S. State Department, Part 1 - 19 pages
FILE 2 – Records from U.S. State Department, Part 2 - 179 pages. Memos E1 – E51
FILE 3 – Records from U.S. State Department, Part 3 – 276 pages. Memos E52 – E115
FILE 4 – FOI response letters from British Foreign and Cabinet offices – 9 pages
FILE 5 – Records from British Foreign Office – 109 pages
FILE 6 – Records from Canada’s External Affairs Department - 142 pages. (In English)
FILE 7 – Records from Canada’s External Affairs Department - 25 pages. (In French)
FILE 8 – Records from British Foreign Office on 1987 Brasov Rebellion, Part 1 – 24 pages.
FILE 9 – Records from British Foreign Office on 1987 Brasov Rebellion, Part 2 – 28 pages.
For the reader:
I am the author of the book, Fallen Behind: Canada’s Access to Information Act in the World Context, a book one reviewer called “by far the most comprehensive comparative analysis to date of Canadian and international access to information laws.” (This project was sponsored by the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, FIPA, and the B.C. Law Foundation.)
In the course of researching this book, I filed FOI requests to many countries, as a way of measuring the workings of each law. One of these topics of special interest for me was the Romanian Revolution of 1989. To mark the 30th anniversary of this signature occasion in recent history, I wish to share these results of this research with the Romanian people, in the hopes it may help them to better understand these events.
- Greetings, from Stanley Tromp, Vancouver, Canada, December 2019.
Author profile – http://www3.telus.net/index100/author
Canadian FOI resource website - http://www3.telus.net/index100/foi