Human Rights Archives Section

The Human Rights Archives Section aims to create a space for SAA members and other stakeholders (human rights advocates, scholars, government officials, and non-governmental organization workers) to increase dialogue and collaboration on issues related to the collection, preservation, disclosure, legal implications, and ethics of human rights documentation.

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Recent News & Announcements

Oberlin is currently one of eight sanctuary cities in Ohio. The city’s history is one of commitment to social justice, even when in conflict with federal law.
The Museum will remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The focus of the celebration is community service and social and economic justice.
The Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights of Chile, recently announced the creation of a virtual space of historical memory for The Savior.
The Museum of Black Civilisations opened on 6 December in Dakar to a flourish of dance, drums and acrobatics, and its curator, Senegalese Babacar Mbow, claims it "incomparable to anything in the world."
The National Security Archive mourns the passing of Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alexeyeva, our dear friend, colleague and inspiration for all our work documenting human rights abuses globally. She passed away on December 8 at the age of 91.
After the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Krikor Guerguerian, a priest and genocide survivor, traveled the world collecting evidence to document the atrocities.
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
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