Critical role of archives in bringing justice to crimes

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Archives documents from War Crimes Commission. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Records play a critical role to bring justice and reconciliation processes, according to the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

Adama Dieng on Tuesday participated in discussions at UN Headquarters on the impact of archival documents towards the development of international law.

In July, records from the UN War Crimes Commission were made public after having been restricted for more than 70 years, with only limited access to historians and researchers since 1987.

Cristina Silveiro spoke with Mr Dieng and began by asking about the significance of the UN War Crimes Commission today.

Duration: 3'46"

 

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