This publication focuses on the means to strengthen archives through the identification of good practice for the management of different types of records and archives, highlighting considerations and issues for reform, and setting out steps and strategies to strengthen archives. The first chapter sets out the legal framework for the right to know the truth, and describes archives and the management of records at the national level. Chapter II presents steps and strategies to consider during the reform of national archives. Chapter III discusses the records used by transitional justice processes. Chapter IV sets out considerations for the management and preservation of records produced by transitional justice mechanisms. The final chapter looks at the role of the international community.
Introduction Archives and the right to know the truth Reforming archival institutions and managing archives Using records in transitional justice processes Managing and preserving the records of transitional justice institutions The role of the international community Annex summary.