General Archive: The institution records, processes and disseminates all the documentation of the Legislative Body since 1830. Parliamentary Library: It specializes in social sciences and specifically in the field of law. Legal analysis: It processes the Ecuadorian legal norms, according to international standards of documentary description.
Avenida 6 de Diciembre y Piedrahita - Quito – Ecuador
(593)2399-1000 Extensión 1147 / 1148
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Objectives of the institution
It works towards strengthening democracy and citizen’s participation with an adequate use of technology, standards and standardized tools at an international level, with flexibility and simplicity for access and use of our information services, with transparency, integrity and responsibility in response to consultation, enriched by the diversity of its documentary collections, the history of Ecuadorian legislation and bibliographic collections specialized in the area of social sciences and humanistic aspects, for the benefit of the legislative community and the citizenship in general.
Heritage documents under its protection
The archive has a large documentary collection made up by originals in an approximate area of one thousand linear meters, classified in the following series:
Royal High Court of Quito
Authentic copies of the constitutions of the Republic with the minutes of the debates and other back-up documents
Authentic copies of the legislation (Laws, decrees, agreements and resolutions)
Minutes of the sessions of Congress since 1830, dossiers on acts and decrees
Records of political trials
Records of treaties, covenants and other international instruments.
Documents of the legislative commissions, including those generated during the constitutional periods and the de facto periods.
Sound archive in digital and magnetic recordings of the sessions of Congress as of 1960, communications in general, etc.
The state of conservation of these documents is good. 50% of the documents have been digitalized. This documentation is used for research and legal consulting. Reference for internal and external use.