Núcleo de Estudios sobre Memoria

Núcleo de Estudios sobre Memoria brings together researchers and teachers interested in tackling memory studies from an academic perspective, putting an emphasis on Cono Sur and Latin American countries. They organize regular meetings in the Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social (IDES) in Buenos Aires, where they discuss and debate about projects, research documents and theoretical works from the group members as well as other invited researchers.

Bosnian Bones, Spanish Ghosts: ‘Transitional Justice’ and the Legal Shaping of Memory after Two Modern Conflicts

The project: “Bosnian Bones, Spanish Ghosts: ‘Transitional Justice’ and the Legal Shaping of Memory after Two Modern Conflicts.” Funded by the European Research Council for a period of 4 years (2009-2013), the project investigates through detailed ethnographic case studies, how legal activity has influenced efforts at peace-building and social reconciliation after the Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990’s and the Spanish civil war respectively. In so doing, it also pioneers an Anthropology of ‘Transitional Justice’, Peace-building and International Relations more generally, through the lens of Legal Anthropology.

Spanish Civil War Memory Project

The digital Archive of the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist Dictatorship is an initiative of UCSD in collaboration with several Spanish civic associations, such as the ARMH (Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica), the Asociación de Ex-presos y Represaliados Políticos, the Federación Estatal de Foros por la Memoria and others. With the assistance of these human rights organizations, since the summer of 2007 several teams of graduate students have been recording audiovisual testimonies of militants, witnesses, and victims of the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist repression.

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

The International Center for Transitional Justice is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights. In the aftermath of mass atrocity and repression, we assist institutions and civil society groups—the people who are driving and shaping change in their societies—in considering measures to provide truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses. We do this by providing technical expertise and knowledge of relevant comparative experiences in transitional justice from across the globe.


The London Transitional Justice Network (LTJN)

The London Transitional Justice Network (LTJN) is a new inter-university and interdisciplinary network of scholars, practitioners and policymakers from the wider London area (and beyond) who have research interests in the politics, policies and processes of transitional justice. The LTJN is jointly convened by the LSE Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at UEL, the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS and the UCL Institute of the Americas.  The Network will hold seminars several times a year in which transitional justice scholars and practitioners can present their work in progress, as well as organise occasional conferences and events on transitional justice themes.

The National Commission on the Disappeared (CONADEP – Argentina)


Formed after democracy was restored in Argentina in 1983, the National commission on the Disappeared was chartered to investigate the fates of the thousands who disappeared during the junta rule. The commission was to receive depositions and evidence concerning these events, and pass the information to the courts, in those cases where crimes had been committed. The commission’s report would not extend, however, to determine responsibility, only to deliver an unbiased chronicle of the events.

In order to guarantee objectivity, the National executive resolved that the commission be comprised of individuals who enjoyed national & international prestige, chosen for their consistent stance in defence of human rights. They would represent different walks of life and political affiliations or ideologies.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Peru)

Between 1980 and the year 2000, Peru underwent an unprecedented political violence situation that left a painful balance of assassinations, kidnapping, forced disappearance, tortures, unfair detentions, serious crimes and violations to human rights. The violence process consequences were translated into alarming and dramatic figures. More than 30,000 people have been estimated to have died as a result both of terrorist actions and armed clashes, devastating of towns and collective massacres. The Provisional Government led by Valentín Paniagua created the Truth Commission on June 4th 2001. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is created as the instance in charge of clarifying the process and facts occurred, as well as the corresponding responsibilities, not only of those who executed them but also who ordered or tolerated them, while ,at the same, time it proposes initiatives to strengthen peace and reconciliation among all Peruvians.

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and internationally.

The International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.

As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.