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dc.contributor.authorBoel, Jens
dc.contributor.authorCanavaggio, Perrine
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Quintana, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-04T08:21:32Z
dc.date.available2021-03-04T08:21:32Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210304_9780429622298_4
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47032
dc.description.abstractWhy and how can records serve as evidence of human rights violations, in particular crimes against humanity, and help the fight against impunity? Archives and Human Rights shows the close relationship between archives and human rights and discusses the emergence, at the international level, of the principles of the right to truth, justice and reparation. Through a historical overview and topical case studies from different regions of the world the book discusses how records can concretely support these principles. The current examples also demonstrate how the perception of the role of the archivist has undergone a metamorphosis in recent decades, towards the idea that archivists can and must play an active role in defending basic human rights, first and foremost by enabling access to documentation on human rights violations. Confronting painful memories of the past is a way to make the ghosts disappear and begin building a brighter, more serene future. The establishment of international justice mechanisms and the creation of truth commissions are important elements of this process. The healing begins with the acknowledgment that painful chapters are essential parts of history; archives then play a crucial role by providing evidence. This book is both a tool and an inspiration to use archives in defence of human rights.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Approaches to History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJH African history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJK History of the Americas
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJQ History of other lands
dc.subject.otherAnna Funder
dc.subject.othercrimes against humanity
dc.subject.otherDirty Wars
dc.subject.otherhuman rights
dc.subject.otherIran-Contra Affair
dc.subject.otherJoinet principles
dc.subject.otherPinochet
dc.subject.otherRwandan Genocide
dc.subject.otherright to justice
dc.subject.otherright to know
dc.subject.otherright to reparation
dc.subject.otherright to truth
dc.subject.otherSecuritate
dc.subject.otherSoviet Archives
dc.subject.otherStasi
dc.subject.otherStasiland
dc.subject.othertruth commissions
dc.titleArchives and Human Rights
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780429054624
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd86614f7-ab0b-42bf-a3b7-053fda9617b2
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.dc_titleOrganizational Network Analysis
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages352


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