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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

A prominent image of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will be featured on the new $10 bank note as a symbol of Canada's ongoing pursuit of rights and freedoms, the Bank of Canada revealed March 8.
On Tuesday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Media Monitoring Africa and the Oslo Freedom Forum hosted a panel discussion and dialogue named “Media Under Fire”. The dialogue was part of ongoing work to engage with the media in South Africa. The event sought to explore new threats posed to the media, as well how journalists begin to self-censor when they find themselves under threat.
All these conferences have sessions related to human rights and archives, and the HRA Blog needs YOU to write posts summarizing them. It's not as hard as it sounds, and it's a great way to ad a publication to your resume.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH will be hosting events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
Students in UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Investigations Lab used open sources to document the March 2017 chemical weapons strikes on Al-Lataminah, Syria—including a strike that appeared to have targeted a medical facility.
A brand new public tour that explores the rich and complex human rights history of the Métis people will launched on Louis Riel Day (February 19), free with admission at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
For many of the women present, the government’s use of extreme force on what had been a peaceful protest was the final straw. Women suddenly entered the public and political worlds in a way they had never done before.
On the Internet no one knows you’re a dog, as the old joke goes. But does anonymity truly exist on the web anymore? And when it’s taken from us, what else do we lose? Alison Macrina and Morgan Taylor reveal what’s underneath the surface of the searchable web.
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