Long-standing ethnic and religious as well as boundary issues, left unresolved after decolonization, have contributed towards war and strife between India and Pakistan. In July 2008, the IHJR convened a meeting of scholars and educators from India and Pakistan, along with experts from other countries, to explore the potential for joint project work. Among the possible activities identified were the creation of shared narratives for enhancing educational materials for primary and secondary education, and enabling an Indian-Pakistani collaboration on historical sites. The IHJR is developing this work in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi and educators and scholars in Pakistan.
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.