Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Research Network

The Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Research Network provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory.

Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)

The Documentation Center of Cambodia is an independent Cambodian research institute and is an international leader in the quest for memory and justice.

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

The mission of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is to contribute to the making of a just society by keeping alive the legacy of Nelson Mandela, providing an integrated public information resource on his life and times, and by convening dialogue around critical social issues.

The Human Rights Documentation Initiative

The University of Texas Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) is committed to the long-term preservation of fragile and vulnerable records of human rights struggles worldwide, the promotion and secure usage of human rights archival materials, and the advancement of human rights research and advocacy around the world.

USC Shoah Foundation: The Institute for Visual History and Education

The USC Shoah Foundation is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action.


WITNESS is an international nonprofit organization that has been using the power of video and storytelling for 20 years to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. It was co-founded in 1992 by musician and human rights advocate Peter Gabriel, Human Rights First and the Reebok Human Rights Foundation.

Witness to Guantanamo

The Witness to Guantanamo (W2G) project is currently conducting in-depth, filmed interviews with former detainees and other witnesses, such as prison guards, chaplains, medical personnel, prosecutors, habeas attorneys, high level government and military officials, FBI agents, interrogators, interpreters and family members of detainees. Witness to Guantanamo is the only project that is systematically filming and preserving these narratives in order to document the human rights abuses and rule of law violations that took place at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.




Harvard Law School Human Rights Journal

Human Rights Quarterly

Journal of Human Rights

Journal of Human Rights Practice

Journal of International Human Rights

The International Journal of Human Rights




Princeton University Press: Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity

University of Pennsylvania Press: Human Rights, Law

University of Wisconsin Press: Critical Human Rights 




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Arzoumanian-Rumin, Nairi. “Archives and Constructing the Act of Forgetting in Political Transitions.” Revue des Sciences Sociales no. 44 (2010): 88–97.

Barrera, Giulia. “Of Condors and Judges: Archival Musings over a Judicial Investigation.” Archival Science 9, no. 3/4 (December 2009): 203–214. doi:10.1007/s10502-009-9109-y.

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Dominy, Graham. “Overcoming the Apartheid Legacy: The Special Case of the Freed Charter.” Archival Science 13, no. 2/3 (June 2013): 195–205. doi:10.1007/s10502-012-9182-5.

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Ketelaar, Eric. “Access: The Democratic Imperative.” Archives & Manuscripts 34, no. 2 (November 2006): 62–81.

Lindsay, Anne. “Archives and Justice: Willard Ireland’s Contribution to the Changing Legal Framework of Aboriginal Rights in Canada, 1963-1973.” Archivaria no. 71 (Spring 2011): 35–62.

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Mnjama, Nathan. “The Orentlicher Principles on the Preservation and Access to Archives Bearing Witness to Human Rights Violations.” Information Development 24, no. 3 (2008): 213–225.

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Peterson, Trudy Huskamp. “Temporary Courts, Permanent Records.” History and Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, 2008.

Roberts-Moore, J. “Establishing Recognition of Past Injustices: Uses of Archival Records in Documenting the Experience of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.” Archivaria no. 53 (2002): 64–75.

Stinnett, Graham. “Archival Landscape: Archives and Human Rights.” Progressive Librarian no. 32 (Winter 2008): 10–20.

Svard, P. “The Role of Archives in Enhancing Accountability and Transparency — The Case of Sierra Leone.” ESARBICA Journal:  Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives 27 (2008): 20–38.

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  1. Rhonda Jones · · Reply

    Is there a cost to attend the symposium and is it open to the public?

    1. Hello Rhonda,

      The symposium is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

      All best,

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