Special Advisors

Timothy Ryback
Co-founder of the IHJR, a former member of the Executive Committee, and currently 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.

Ties Olivier Schelfhout is the former Director (a.i.) at the IHJR. He has a background in history, International Relations and International Law. He has previously worked on several conflict situations such as the post-election Ivory Coast and the Rwandan genocide, in both the public and private sector. Email Ties Olivier Schelfhout

Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh is a Distinguished Advisor of the IHJR and expert in international criminal justice and human rights law.  Ms. Cissé van den Muijsenbergh has served in various legal capacities at the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, as well as the International Criminal Court and the African Union High Level Panel on Darfur.  She has also worked for the Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and for the Commission of the European Union in Brussels.

















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 Leiden.