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Who Can Erase the Traces? - The Role of Archives in the Promotion of Human Rights

Venue: Budapest (Hungary)
Period: Jul. 5-7, 2012


The panel discussion on the Role of Archives in the Promotion of Human Rights is organized by Central European University in the framework of the Summer University. The conference will address the protection of human rights from the particular perspective of the study of archive sources.
The panel discussion will be attended by international experts and scholars. Participants will address the role and responsibilities of human rights archives in preserving historical memory, supporting the pursuit of justice and fostering a process of reconciliation and historical dialogue in post-conflict societies. Activists and other practitioners who have been dealing with human rights archives will present to the audience their personal experience and and show best practices implemented in their work.

The panel is organised by the "Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives: Towards a New Research and Policy Agenda" CEU Summer University course.

The participants

  • Gabrijela Gavran, Librarian and Manager of the War Crimes Database, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
  • Gabriella Ivacs, Chief Archivist and Records Manager, Open Society Archives, Budapest
  • Nikola Mokrović, Archivist and Researcher, Documenta, Zagreb
  • Alice Nemcova, Senior Documentation and Information Assistant, OSCE, Prague
  • Stana Tadić Pantić, Chief Archivist in charge of the Yugoslav war crimes primary source collection and ICTY trial videos, Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade
  • Csaba Szilágyi (Moderator), Head of the Human Rights Program, Open Society Archives, Budapest

How to participate to the Conference

The panel discussion on the Role of Archives in the Promotion of Human Rights is open to the public.



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