Archives of Knowledge: Power, Ownership and Contestation at the ICTR’s Archive

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Redwood, H. (2017). Archives of Knowledge: Power, Ownership and Contestation at the ICTR’s Archive. Humanity Journal.
AuthorsRedwood, H.
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Archives are sites of power, contestation, and control. The very term archive derives from the ancient Greek word arkeion, which referred to the magistrates (archons) house where official records were kept and protected. The magistrate drew their power through protecting, controlling and interpreting these records in order to create and administer law, placing at a very early moment in history a clear link between archive, governance, law and power.[1] Who controls the archive, and to what ends, then, is of crucial importance. This post explores this question in relation to the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

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