International conference: “Archives and human rights: an agenda to strengthen democracy”

The Centro Internacional para la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos, (International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights, Argentina), together with swisspeace (Switzerland) and the Centro Nacional de la Memoria Histórica (National Center for Historical Memory, Colombia), are pleased to invite you to the international conference: “Archives and human rights: an agenda to strengthen democracy”.

Archives related to grave violations of human rights are vital for political transitions, consolidation of democracy and dealing with the past. Providing traces of a violent past, such archives play an important role as evidence in judicial procedures aiming to fight against impunity or as testimonies, which form the basis for memorialization policies.

Based on experiences and new developments over the last decades, the field of “archive and human rights” has emerged. In order to exchange knowledge and identify good practices in this field, this conference brings together national and international institutions and individuals working on archives, memory, human rights and dealing with the past.

The conference is open to the general public.

The registration is closed from 02/02/2018

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