Archives and Human Rights

By Boel, Jens, Canavaggio, Perrine, Quintana, Antonio Gonzalez

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Why 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. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/ISBN, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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EAN

9780429622298

Format

ebook

Author

Boel, Jens,Canavaggio, Perrine,Quintana, Antonio Gonzalez

Category

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Series

Routledge Approaches to History

Language

eng

Imprint

Routledge

Published Date

2021-02-09

EAN 9780429622298
Format Ebook
Author Boel, Jens,Canavaggio, Perrine,Quintana, Antonio Gonzalez
Category
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Series Routledge Approaches to History
Pages 330
Language eng
Imprint Routledge
Published Date 2021-02-09

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