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Digital Archives and New Technologies

Cambodia trial monitors sit together at a table.

Ensuring public access to the records of international criminal proceedings that deal with mass atrocity, whether tribunals or truth and reconciliation commissions, is vital both for purposes of accountability, but also for learning from the past and developing policy-oriented research for future international justice undertakings. Since its inception, the Center has worked with many institutions around the world to enhance access to records and documents and to develop innovative ways of making this material easily available not only to researchers but also to the populations of the countries where conflict and atrocities have occurred.  The Center’s digital archival resource development programs are currently achieved through the Virtual Tribunals Intitiative, an ongoing collaboration with the Stanford University Libraries, that includes historical collections from post-WWII trials as well as contemporary international criminal tribunals.