Professor Rachel López was invited to participate in a workshop with scholars and human rights activists from around the world at Oxford University on March 27 and 28.
“Atrocity’s Archives: The Role of Archives in Transitional Justice International Workshop” will feature scholars from the United Kingdom and the U.S. and human rights activists from Albania, Colombia, Croatia, Guatemala, Israel, Northern Ireland, Peru, Rwanda, Serbia and South Africa.
The workshop will explore the ways in which archives can advance justice in transitioning countries and strategies for preserving and protecting such collections
López spent a year reviewing narratives of mass atrocities in Guatemala that were documented through truth commissions and court records as Fulbright Scholar and a Schell Fellow at Yale Law School. She is planning to develop an online archive of records that will be available to the public.
In the meantime, she has written two scholarly articles about her research that are forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Journal of International Law.
The workshop at Oxford was organized by the Oxford University Faculty of Law, swisspeace and the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records.