Archbishop Desmond Tutu keynote, Capetown, South Africa, 21 October 2003
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Transcript of a keynote speech given by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2003 at the 37th Annual CITRA conference, on 21st October 2003. Tutu draws primarily on the experiences of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and to a lesser extent also those of the post-second world war Nuremburg Trials against Nazi war criminals, in order to demonstrate that "records are crucial to hold us accountable”, and are "indispensable as deterrents against a repetition of this ghastliness and they are a powerful incentive for us to say, 'Never again'. They are a potent bulwark against human rights violations. We must remember our past so that we do not repeat it."