Using Data, Documentation, and Evidence in Reparations Processes

The careful collection and analysis of documentation during conflict feeds directly into reparations processes that provide justice for victims and survivors of gross human rights violations. It is all too easy for data to be later discredited if the collection process is judged to be politically motivated. A key task will be to convince each side that it is important to give space to the collection of violations from all sides. This memo outlines key issues and provides recommendations for organizations collecting documentation.