Through regular meetings of IHRA’s expert and political levels and with an internal communication framework that enables practitioners spread across the globe to easily connect with one another, the IHRA serves as a model of how international and intergovernmental cooperation can work on a practical level.

Paying heed to its own practices and procedures enables the IHRA to operate efficiently and professionally despite the logistical challenges of being a decentralized global body. As a result, when an issue emerges that requires a coordinated response, the IHRA’s network is well equipped to take action.

IHRA delegate Kamile Rupeikaite and acting head of the Memorial Museum of Paneriai, Neringa Latvyte-Gustaitiene at the IHRA conference on killing sites in 2017. Arturas Morozovas.