Recent News from the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation

DigranTchouhadjian In the Footsteps of Tchouhadjian - The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation is proud to present the documentary short ‘In the footsteps of Tchouhadjian’. This Armenian-Turkish co-production is co-directed by Mesut Yasar Tufan and Ara Shirinian. The documentary short traces the life and art of Dikran Tchouhadjian, the famous Armenian composer from Istanbul. The composer was praised as the forerunner […]
Defendants_in_the_dock_at_nuremberg_trials IHJR Perspectives: The Trial Record as Historical Source at the NIOD - On June 19th I attended, as an intern for the IHJR, an insightful and thought-provoking series of lectures in a workshop organized by the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD). The workshop, which took place at the National Archives in The Hague, was titled “The Trial Record as Historical Source.” It featured […]
IHJR 2013 Cover 2013 Annual Report Released - The IHJR is happy to announce the publication of its latest annual report. In 2013 the Institute underwent a thorough strategic review and emerged with a new focus encapsulated by the Theory of Change. The annual report contains a concise overview of the Institute’s activities during this period. This includes details about successfully completed projects […]
hrhzr_hires HRH Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - The IHJR takes great pleasure in congratulating our distinguished Advisory Board member HRH Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein on his appointment as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Following the nomination earlier this month by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein was yesterday unanimously confirmed as the new High Commissioner for […]
2014-05-21 11.58.12 Strategic Partnership with the University of Leiden - The IHJR is very pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University, which formalizes the close partnership between the two institutions for the next three years. The memorandum was signed by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities,  Professor Dr. Wim van den Doel, and by […]
988864_653970111348603_6049844070141318809_n Turkey and Armenia: The Construction of the Tiflis-Aleksandropol-Kars Railway (1895-1899) -   We are proud to present the shared narrative by Professor Candan Badem and Dr. Sonya Mirzoyan is a study entitled The Construction of the Tiflis-Aleksandropol-Kars Railway (1895-1899). This shared narrative retraces the history and socio-political dimensions of the construction of the Tiflis-Aleksandropol-Kars railway in 1895-1899, and, as other IHJR publications before it, aims at […]
a_mural_of_archbishop_romero International Day for the Right to Truth -   On the International Day for the Right to Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations, IHJR would like to reiterate its commitment to truth and reconciliation in divided societies the world over. IHJR believes that truth has an impact not only on a family or a community, but on the society as a whole. As […]


The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes. Founded in 2004, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) is an independent, nonprofit institution based in The Hague.