HU OSA 350 Records of the International Monitor Institute

Identity Statement

Reference Code
HU OSA 350
Records of the International Monitor Institute
1980 - 2002
Description Level
Extent and medium (processed)
1796 BetaSP NTSC, 53.88 linear meters
82 VHS NTSC, 2.05 linear meters
17 VHS PAL, 0.42 linear meters
18 BetaSP PAL, 0.54 linear meters
1 SVHS-C, 0.0 linear meters
1 Hi8 PAL, 0.02 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
International Monitor Institute
Archival history
In 2002 Pippa Scott (producer of the Dallas series and once a successful Broadway actress in her own right) donated her collection of over 5,000 hours of footage documenting genocide in recent years to the Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University (CEU). In the past, OSA, together with the Open Society Institute, had provided substantial support for to the activities of Ms Scott's archive.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The 'Genocide Archive' consist of approx. 5.000 hours video footage documenting genocide in Europe, Asia the Middle East and Africa in the1990s and early 2000.

The 'Balkan Archives' comprises more than 3,000 hours of Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, English, American, German and other Western news programs, television reports, propaganda films and documentaries about the most tragic events of the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. The Balkan collection also hosts recordings of the post-war trial proceedings at the ICTY.

The Genocide Archive further fetaures amateur and raw footage, documentaries, propaganda materials and news reports about grave human rights violations in Burma, Cambodia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and the Middle East. The bulk of the collection was produced by international civil and intergovermental agencies, media companies and civil liberties groups engaged in worldwide campaigns to defend human rights, to pinpoint oppressive regimes and human rights violations.

Not Expected

Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access
Open to researchers.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyrights are held by producers (no rights are held by OSA at CEU).
Afghan Persian, Dari, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Burmese, Central Khmer, Croatian, Danish, Dutch; Flemish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Macedonian, Persian, Pushto; Pashto, Russian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Spanish; Castilian, Swedish, Turkish
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Video footage are recorded on Beta Sp NTSC (approx. 75% ) and on VHS NTSC (25%).


Balkan Archives videos processed by Branislav Kovacevic and Sergei Dobrynin in 2003-2005. Revised by Zsuzsanna Zadori June 2005. Asia, Africa and the Middle East processed by Aniko Kovecsi and Alexandra Lazau-Ratz (2009-2010). Revised by Csaba Szilagyi.

Description Control

Archivist's note
Processed by Branislav Kovacevic and Sergei Dobrynin, 2003-2005 and Aniko Kovecsi and Alexandra Lazau-Ratz, 2009-2010; revised by Zsuzsanna Zadori, June, 2005 and Csaba Szilagyi, 2010.