The Community of Madrid guards around 23.000 linear meters of documents in the Territorial Judicial Archive
The Community of Madrid guards around 23.000 linear meters of documents – some five million reports – in the Territorial Judicial Archive (AJTC) located on González Dávila street, in the Villa de Vallecas district of the capital.
The Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Local Administration, Miguel Ángel García Martín, has highlighted "the incalculable value of the saved texts, authentic jewels of the legal history of the Community of Madrid that help researchers to understand and reconstruct significant events of our region". In the same way, he recalled "the great drive for the modernization and digitization of Justice that the regional Executive is carrying out."
The regional government gave the green light in September of last year to the bidding for a new contract, for an amount of 6,8 million euros, for the management of the documentation generated by the more than 500 existing judicial files. It includes the digitization of the collections of the center, a process that will begin at the beginning of 2024 and will last two years with the aim of making the information more accessible to the people of Madrid. It will be financed through European funds. Next Generation.
Among all these writings are some of great value. For example, the complete summary of the assassination of President Carrero Blanco on December 20, 1973 at the hands of the terrorist group ETA. The oldest safeguarded in public facilities dates from the second half of the 1860th century –around XNUMX–.
What was the Central Archive of the Administration of Justice was inaugurated in 2003 in Getafe. It moved to its current location in 2007 and from 2015 it took its current name. Today, six technicians who are in charge of the custody of the files work there.