International Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies

The institute is engaged in research, publication and education in the field of genocide and human rights. This is achieved through comparitive and interdisciplinary analysis of such cases as the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Cambodia and Rwanda, among others. The institute strives to show through a comparitive approach that genocide is a shared human experience and, as such, must be the condern of all individuals and institutions. The study of genocide, a gross violation of human rights, can help us understand the conditions under which genocide and other acts of mass violence are likely to take place; it can help identify the warning signs of impending violence; and it can suggest ways in which genocide may be prevented.