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The records and testimonies collected by truth commissions are integral in a society’s efforts to deal with past atrocities. These archives demonstrate the truth commission’s legitimacy, and represent its legacy as a transitional justice mechanism. Archives pertaining to human rights violations are vital for upholding the right to know, and for guaranteeing non-recurrence.