International Expert Working Meeting: Safe haven for archives at risk?

6-7 October 2016, Bern, Switzerland

The International Expert Working Meeting was organized by swisspeace in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Archives and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in the scope of the “Archives and Dealing with the Past” project. 

The goal of this meeting was to convene sending and receiving institutions as well as experts and practitioners to jointly discuss the needs, challenges, good practice and the way forward of safe havens for archives at risk. 

The meeting convened 37 experts and practitioners from international, governmental and non-governmental institutions. Overall, the group combined expertise of receiving and sending institutions, conflict and post-conflict contexts, national and international processes, research and practice, and represented legal, human rights, archival, IT/digitization, historical and political perspectives.

Outcome paper / ProgramList of participation / Biographies of speakers and participants Photos of the meeting / Video message by Frank William La Rue