Expert roundtable: Switzerland as safe haven for archives at risk?

2 June 2016, 08:30-16:00, Aki Akademikerhaus, Alpeneggstrasse 5, Bern, Switzerland

The roundtable “Switzerland as safe havens for archives at risk?” was organized by swisspeace in collaboration with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Swiss Federal Archives in the scope of the “Archives and Dealing with the Past” project. 

The event specifically focused on archives which contain information of grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and which are at risk because of political reasons, armed conflict, natural disaster, global warming, lack of resources, neglect, etc. These types of archives are of particular relevance for dealing with the past processes.

The event aimed at convening interested persons and institutions to jointly discuss in which way Switzerland could serve as safe haven for such type of archives at risk. 

Please note that while the summary report is available in German and French, the rest of the documents are in German.
Report (full version / short version in German and French) / Program / List of registration / Background paper