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The Historical Archive of the National Police of Guatemala

The Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN) in Guatemala has engaged in a massive effort to digitize millions of state records to preserve them for researchers and citizens for use in ongoing work to uncover the violence of the past. The digitization process has helped investigators locate evidence to support criminal prosecutions of perpetrators of kidnappings and disappearances carried out decades ago. Such projects highlight the importance of long-term preservation of data that will be critical to justice, truth and reparations, which often require information decades after the time of the incident or the collection of the data.

Keywords: Preventing Injustice and Corruption, Data analysis and visualization for human rights, Data collection and management for human rights, Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN), Guatemala