Its main objective is to recover and protect documentary resources, including oral testimonies, written documents, photographic material, and news reports, which document violations of Human Rights in Colombia. The Direction of the Archive works hand in hand with the victims of armed conflict in the identification and retrieval of relevant information for the archive.
The team also hosts awareness-raising workshops with victimized communities and national and international experts to ensure the understanding of the relevance of the archives in the process of clarifying the truth and reconstructing a narrative of historical memory.
This direction is responsible for ensuring the right to information, access and confidentiality of documents related to the history of the Colombian conflict. The Direction for the Archives on Human Rights issues recommendations, from a legal perspective, on confidentiality, safeguarding the privacy and security of the people who are involved in these documents and testimonies.