As of 29 September 2003

Archives and Human Rights


Tuesday 21 October
08:30 - 11:00 Opening Ceremony
  Mgr Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus: former Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  1st session: Facing and Judging the Past : State and Intergovernmental Sources

Security Services Archives of Former Repressive Regimes: Antonio Gonzalez Quintana, Spanish Federation of Archivists' Associations (Spain)

14:00 - 18:00

Continuation of 1st session


Archives and Human Rights: Guy Braibant, Honorary Section President, Conseil d'Etat (France) Prosecution and Resistance, Compensation and Reconciliation - Two Repressive Systems in one Country. The Case of German Archives: Klaus Oldenhage, Vice-President of the Bundesarchiv (Germany)

Archives and International Prosecutions - Genocide, Justice and Innovative Archival Practice: Tom Adami, Archivist of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Tanzania)

"Taking Sides": National Archives and the Defence of Human Rights in a Multicultural Society: Gabrielle Nishiguchi, Library and Archives of Canada (Canada).

Wednesday 22 October
08:30 - 12:00

2nd session : Reconstructing Memory and Identity : International Non Governmental Sources


"Archives of Pain" in Latin America : Gloria Alberti, UNESCO Regional Office of Education for Latin America and Caribbean (Chili)

Archives and Organizations for Defence of Human Rights in Argentine: Patricia Tappata de Valdez, Director of Memoria Abierta (Argentine)

Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross as a Source to Restore Victims' Identity: Georges Willemin, Archivist of the International Committee of the Red Cross (Switzerland)

The Ford Foundation's Support for Human Rights Archives: Alan Divack, Archivist of the Ford Foundation (USA)

Thursday 23 October
8:30-12:00 3rd session : Preserving the Memory of African Traditional Societies: Archives and the Right to Dignity 

Preservation of the Nigerien People's Memory: Oral and Manuscript Sources: Idrissa Yansambou, Director of National Archives (Niger)

Human Rights, Oral History and Indigenous Peoples' Memory: The South African National Oral History Project and a Griqua People's Story: Henry Bredekamp, Chief Executive Officer, Izico Museums of Cape Town (South Africa)

Archives and the African Renaissance: Graham Dominy, Director of National Archives (South Africa)