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Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

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    • 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
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Shape national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa by drawing on community intelligence as well as macro-trend research and comparative analysis.


The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

IRD Activities

  • Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme

    Through collaboration, exchange, and dialogue, the programme seeks to build partnerships that support critical research, capacity-building in post-conflict situations, and the development of policy initiatives. Activities focusing on interreligious dialogue include a three-way public dialogue between Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders from Cape Town, a signing of a manifesto acknowledging complicity in the Rwandan genocide and agreeing on a three-point plan of action to counter ethnic division and promote reconciliation in Rwanda through churches and mosques, support and expertise at two conferences on the invitation of the South African Embassy in Kigali (an interfaith dialogue on the role for religion in the reconciliation process) and a reconciliation training workshop for parliamentarians.

  • Main Focus Countries of Activities

    Rwanda - South Africa