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The Role of Archives in Strengthening Democracy


04 Jun 11


10:00 am - 12:00 noon


Rm 204, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong.




Dr. Trudy Peterson

Dr. Trudy Peterson, a former Acting Archivist of the United States, is presently the chair of the Human Rights Working Group of the International Council on Archives. She advised the police archives in Guatemala, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa, among others. Her books "Final Acts: Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions" and "Temporary Courts, Permanent Records" were published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


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Hong Kong Archives Society


The seminar is jointly organized by Archives Action Group, Hong Kong Archives Society and HKU SPACE.

Archives Action Group (AAG)

The Archives Action Group (AAG) is a voluntary group of professionals and private citizens who are concerned with the absence of archives legislation in Hong Kong. Established as an informal group in May 2008, it took its present name in February 2009.

Hong Kong Archives Society

The Society was established in 1999. It is a registered non-profit organization involved in raising public awareness of the importance of archival materials, and in promoting archival education. Archives contain information pertaining to the socioeconomic, political, and cultural past of a given place and time. They represent the legacy of a society, region, and country. The purpose of the Society is to help the public understand the value of archives, and at the same time provides a forum where archivists and those interest in archives can interact with each other.

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Synopsis :

When a country emerges from conflict, citizens demand that perpetrators be held accountable for past violations of human rights; that the governmental system be reformed to prevent a future recurrence of past repressive practices; that the truth be told about what really happened, both in personal terms (such as learning the fate of a loved one) and in terms of how the society came to be what it was; and that reparation be made for the moral and material loses suffered during the period of oppression. Archives are essential to meet these demands, and in this lecture Trudy Peterson will discuss examples of using archives for accountability in countries around the world.

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