The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation subscribe to the following principles in developing and delivering its interventions:
TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY: To ensure accountability, IJR’s intentions are open to partners and stakeholders and it communicates its intentions continuously and clearly. Policy and management decisions are clear in terms of their rationale and context, and placed on record for all in the organisation to see. As such, IJR and its staff remain accountable to the Institute’s founding principles and all stakeholders with whom it partners, especially those in society who were rendered more vulnerable by the historical injustices IJR is assisting society to address.
INTEGRITY: IJR strives for congruency between the national ideals that bequeathed it with the historical legitimacy it needed when it was formed and its current role in the society. As an organisation that strongly advocates ideals which take a stand against corruption, fraud, systemic racism and hatred of the other, IJR’s integrity and that of its staff should be defined by unrelenting pursuit of these honourable ideals in all we do.
FAIRNESS & INCLUSIVITY: IJR actively encourages just and equal participation in its internal and external interventions. IJR aims to foster a democratic environment for its interventions, which is free from discrimination and stereotyping, as well as which enables open-mindedness and the sharing of a diversity of perspectives.
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT: The IJR approach is to develop capacity in everything it does – from internal organisational activities to engagement with its project communities.