Maria Celina Flores on the work of Memoria Abierta in Argentina

Coordinator for documentary heritage, Memoria Abierta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Memoria Abierta is a civil society archive founded in 1999. It preserves the heritage of the civil rights movement to foster the memory of human rights violations and of the subsequent struggle for truth and justice. Listen to Maria’s story about how Memoria Abierta was built with the materials of eight different civil society organizations and how their evidence collection on the human rights abuses in the country was used for the junta trials and the search for the disappeared.


  • Memoria Abierta
  • Bringing together different civil society groups
  • What information was used in the Transitional Justice process?
  • What can other archives learn from Memoria Abierta?

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