International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

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About Us

The study of genocide, a gross violation of human rights, helps us understand the conditions under which genocide and other acts of mass violence are likely to take place. It exposes the warning signs of impending violence and it provides an understanding of the lasting consequences of such a crime; suggesting ways in which genocide may be prevented.

The IIGHRS engages scholars and academics in comparative and interdisciplinary research, analysis and publication in the field as genocide is a shared experience.

Through ongoing research, publications, engaging conferences and education initiatives, the institute strives to raise awareness of genocide and the necessity of its prevention.