Recent News from the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation

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 [...]
ihjr_toc The Seemingly Impossible – A Common History Textbook for South East Asia? - IHJR would like to applaud the ambitious project of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) – creating a common history textbook for South East Asia. Educators and academics from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, are coming together to construct a common understanding of their shared past [...]
IHJR Publication Download Milestone - The IHJR wishes to thank everyone who has helped increase the number of publication downloads to over 1000 in 3 months. Since our publications were made freely available on our website in November 2013, we have been immensely pleased with the public’s interest in our work.  This outstanding reception comes alongside the development of our [...]
UNSC The UNSC, “War, its lessons and the search for a permanent peace” - It was the 7105th meeting of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday 29th January 2014 that marked the UNSC’s first open discussion of shared narratives and reconciliation. In the course of the four hour meeting UNSC delegates were invited to discuss the relationship between shared narratives and sustained peace, paying particular attention to “sectarian, [...]
Generation War “Generation War” - The German mini-series, “Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter,” made its American debut in New York City last month under the title “Generation War” eliciting strong reactions from viewers and critics alike. Timothy W. Ryback, co-founder and former director of the IHJR, discussed the premier of the film in an Op-Ed for the New York Times noting that the film [...]
IMG_0358 Strategic Partnership with EUROCLIO - We are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO) that will see our work adopted for education. Beginning on January 1, 2014 and running for two years the agreement will see the work of the IHJR used by history educators in EUROCLIO’s member network. The strategic partnership builds [...]
Two Sides of the Coin Hebrew Out now: free online version of Two Sides of the Coin - We have taken our first step in releasing our publications online! Two Sides of the Coin: Independence and Nakba 1948 (English-Hebrew) is now available to download for free. Stay tuned for the online publications of: - Two Sides of the Coin (English-Arabic) - Zoom In: Palestinian Refugees of 1948, Remembrances (English-Hebrew) - Zoom In: Palestinian Refugees of [...]


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.