Richard Goldstone, Chairman
Co-Chairman of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association and former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.
Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst, Vice-chairman
Professor of International and European Law and Public Administration, University of Leiden. Former posts include Vice- Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Minister of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, and EU Ambassador to Japan.
Executive Director of the International Bar Association and former Executive Director of the ABA Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI). Served as Legal Advisor to the Independent International Commission on Kosovo.
Co-founder of the IHJR, and Deputy Secretary-General and Director of Programs of the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris. Former Vice President and resident Director of the Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria.
A barrister, former Chairperson of the Irish Section of Amnesty International, and a former member of the International Executive Committee of Amnesty International. He is the founder of Art for Amnesty – Amnesty International´s global artist engagement programme.
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.
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2011 has been a fruitful and eventful year as during which the Institute has been able to make a meaningful contribution to the field of transitional justice. This annual report draws special attention to the outcomes of IHJR projects. The year 2011 was marked by the release of 8 volumes on shared history of the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, Kenya, considerable progress on the project in Armenia and Turkey and a diverse range of dissemination activities.
Center for History, Democracy and Reconciliation
The CHDR is an outcome of the IHJR Project in the Former Yugoslavia.