The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) seeks to address unresolved historical legacies in multi-ethnic and multi-cultural societies with the goal of promoting understanding and inclusiveness. The IHJR is a research centre at EuroClio.
Unresolved historical disputes and injustices are a frequent source of tension or conflict in societies. Disputed historical legacies can be misinterpreted or manipulated to serve partisan political ends, often aggravating prejudice, hatred, and belligerent nationalist sentiments. They can contribute to tensions and discord at the community, national and even regional level. The IHJR was founded in the belief that addressing contentious or disputed historical legacies can promote understanding, tolerance, and reconciliation in divided societies and contribute toward peace-building processes.