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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IJR wishes a peaceful holiday season : 2014-12-17
Thank you for your interest and support in 2014. If you are interested to read about IJR´s work in 2014 enjoy our last edition of IJR´s Newsletter with highlights of the year. We wish you a good start to the new year and look forward to engage with you in 2015. The IJR offices will be closed from the 17th of December 2014 until the 7th of January 2015.
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF SOUTH SUDAN'S CIVIL WAR, IN MEMORIAM : 2014-12-15
On December 15th 2013, just two and a half years after South Sudan became independent, fighting broke out in Juba between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar.
The violence quickly spread across the country, forcing people to flee, dismantling the fragile lives they had rebuilt since independence. Despite ongoing peace talks a durable solution has not yet been found.
South Sudan’s Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation and other reconciliation actors continue to play a critical role. The Committee is working with communities at the grassroot level to bring healing through dialogue, sharing of memories and other restorative justice measures, which will begin to re-weave the torn fabric of affected communities.
2014 SA RECONCILIATION BAROMETER SURVEY REPORT : 2014-12-03
It has been a historic year for South Africa. The 20th year of our democracy has also been the first without our international icon of reconciliation, Nelson Mandela. In this context, the IJR has devoted the 2014 edition of its annual South African Reconciliation Barometer report to reflecting on past progress, present relevance and future challenges for reconciliation in South Africa. The report, authored by Dr Kim Wale, reflects on over a decade’s worth of SARB data.
Dowload the report here.
PUBLIC DIALOGUE: 'CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ARMED CONFLICT: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS RELEVANT TO AFRICA' : 2014-11-17
Venue: The Centre for the Book, Cape Town
Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Time: 17h30 - 19h00
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in association with the IJR, cordially invites you to a Public Dialogue on occasion of the annual Cleveringa Lecture.
SOUTH SUDAN PEACE AND RECONCILIATION CHARTER : 2014-11-06
The Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation Peace Mobilisers' Charter, signed and agreed on 27 October 2014. Join us in bringing peace to South Sudan!
Visit www.reconciliationsouthsudan.org for more information.