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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After undertaking a mapping of worldwide country installations, we focus in on ten country cases in which we verify that Netsweeper systems are being used to censor the Internet for subscribers of consumer Internet Service Providers, and where human rights and corporate social responsibility questions are acute.
his conference brings together scholars to address the role of the police in the Holocaust, particularly in the organized murder of Jews and Roma.
The public event honoured and celebrated the life of struggle icon Madikizela-Mandela, who many at the commemorative event described as fearless, selfless and heroic.
The National Security Archive filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) against the CIA today in federal district court in Washington.
The Home Office destroyed thousands of landing card slips recording Windrush immigrants’ arrival dates in the UK, despite staff warnings that the move would make it harder to check the records of older Caribbean-born residents experiencing residency difficulties.
In the latest on our blog, Meg Hixon covers the panel on de-centering whiteness in archives at the Midwest Archives Conference in Chicago, IL.
Apologies for the delay this month, but I had a busier than expected Easter/beginning of Passover. Hope you had a blessed Easter and a hearty chag sameach! Something important to you missing from this newsletter? Send a submission my way and let me know what you would like to see.
Critical approaches to librarianship help us think about the ways that our work is fundamentally political and theoretical. These approaches firmly assert that social justice should be central goal and professional responsibility of librarianship and are used, therefore, to inform more inclusive policy, curriculum, and communication.
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