Organizational Records, 1986-2006

43 boxes
Scope and content:

Series contains documents and records produced and maintained by IMI related to the monitoring of international human rights abuses in the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and other regions, with a bulk of material documenting the genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. The series focuses on IMI's searches, solicitation, and acquisition of audiovisual material from various news outlets and production companies, as well as from independent organizations and individuals. The series also has numerous transcripts from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and transcripts of the Radio-Télévision Libres des Milles Collines broadcasts inciting genocide in Rwanda. Other legal files include court transcripts, including victims' testimonies and information regarding the prosecution of war criminals, and legal agreements with various production companies and organizations regarding acquisition of tapes, including information on Linden Productions. Series also contains numerous reports from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children on human rights abuses taking place in various regions. Organizational records include broadcast logs regarding the status of human rights abuses, particularly in the Balkans, Rwanda, and the Middle East. Other organizational files, such as archival summaries and pamphlets, project proposals, travel itineraries regarding conferences and tape acquisitions, newspaper articles, tape search logs and tape annotations and synopses, correspondence, and information on documentary projects and scripts and other artistic representations of human rights abuses and genocide make up the remainder of the collection.

Processing information:

The Organizational Records series was processed in 2012-2013. The content of the following boxes were reconciled into the Organizational Records series and the boxes deleted: 396-399, 403-405


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