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Title: Human rights and archives: lessons from the Heiner Affair
Authors: Nordland, Jonathan
Supervisor: Cook, Terry (History)
Examining Committee: Churchill, David (History) Nesmith, Tom (History) Smandych, Russell (Sociology)
Graduation Date: May 2010
Keywords: Archives
Human rights
Bureaucracy
Information rights
Australia
Queensland
Heiner Affair
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2010
Abstract: This thesis examines the evolution of archival theory in light of the ascendance of human rights in Western society. Archives are situated as integral instruments in the protection of human rights within a Western context due to the European preference towards written evidence and bureaucratic systems. The thesis uses a negative case study to demonstrate the power of the record in affecting the human rights of citizens, but also situates access to the government archive among human rights.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3971
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