The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. >>
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Endorse the organisation or individual you would like to see receive the 2013/14 IJR Reconciliation Award : 2014-09-15
Since its establishment in 2000, the IJR has conferred its annual Reconciliation Award to an individual or organisation that has outstandingly contributed to nation-building and reconciliation in South Africa.
For the first time this year, the IJR invites public participation in the selection process! Endorse the individual or organisation you believe is most deserving of this year's IJR Reconciliation Award.
Media Statement (Lesotho): AMID POLITICAL UPHEAVAL, BASOTHO SUPPORTS DEMOCRATIC PROCESS, REJECTS MILITARY RULE; TRUST IN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS REMAINS LOW : 2014-09-04
Basotho overwhelmingly support democratic elections and reject military and strongman rule, according to a new Afrobarometer study.
The survey, conducted at a time of mounting political tensions leading to the dissolution of Parliament, sheds light on citizen views on democracy and trust in political institutions, among other issues.
The Afrobarometer Round 6 public opinion survey interviewed 1,200 Basotho in May 2014. The nationally representative sample yields a +/- 3% margin of error with a 95% confidence level.
SUPPORT IJR SIMPLY BY WATCHING THIS FILM! : 2014-08-19
The transformative documentary, BEYOND RIGHT & WRONG, explores what happens as victims of three devastating conflicts attempt to rebuild their lives, balancing their need for justice with the desire to forgive.
Go to www.filmraise.com and select "IJR" to watch the film now!
Media statement: IJR IN SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMS OF ISRAEL PALESTINE CONFLICT, AND IN SUPPORT OF BDS : 2014-08-08
The IJR would like to express its solidarity with the suffering of those who have lost loved ones, and suffered injury, in the latest round of senseless conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Israeli Defence Force’s military attacks on perceived Hamas strongholds, justified as its right to self-defence, have killed an unacceptably and disproportionately high number of Palestinian civilians, including nearly 100 elderly, more than 200 women (some pregnant) and more than 400 children, and wounded thousands more. In addition, more than 400,000 Gazans have been displaced and billions of dollars worth of infrastructure destroyed. This blatant disregard for the safety and security of the civilian population is an outrage. It is probable too that it breaks a range of international laws.