International Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies
(A Division of the Zoryan Institute)

255 Duncan Mill Rd., Suite 310
Toronto, ON
M3B 3H9
Canada
Tel: 1.416.250.9807
Fax: 1.416.512.1736
E-mail: admin@GenocideStudies.org


















Our Mission

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.

In this respect, the Institute is engaged in research, publication and education in the field. This is achieved through comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of such cases as the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Cambodia and Rwanda, among others. We strive to show through a comparative approach that genocide is a shared human experience and, as such, must be the concern of all individuals and institutions.

News


Conference Flyer "From Truth to Reconciliation:Towards a Just Future for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada"

Posted in Whats New February 25, 2016

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies(A Division of the Zoryan Institute) present: "From Truth to Reconciliation:Towards a Just Future for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada". A Conference about Reconceiving Relationships Keynote Address by Phil Fontain.

Draft Programme for "From Truth to Reconciliation:Towards a Just Future for Canada’s Indigenous Peoples" Conference to be held Tuesday, March 8th.

Posted in Whats New February 25, 2016

European Court of Human Rights Confirms the 1915 Massacres and Mass-Deportations of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire

Posted in Whats New October 15, 2015

Strasbourg, France -- The European Court of Human Rights delibered a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Perincek v. Switzerland at a public hearing today, October 15, 2015

Forthcoming Grand Chamber Judgment in the Case of Perincek v. Switzerland

Posted in Whats New October 14, 2015, 2015

Strasbourg, France -- The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber Judgment in the case of Perincek vs. Switzerland at a public hearing tomorrow, October 15, 2015

Students from Around the World Take Part in the 14th Annual GHRUP

Posted in Whats New September 9, 2015

Nineteen students from around the world including Argentina, Armenia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Israel, Turkey, and the United States participated in the fourteenth annual Genocide and Human Rights University Program offered by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (a Division of the Zoryan Insitute).

Conference Announcement: Forced Starvation as a Political Tool from the Nineteenth to Twenty-first Century: The Irish Famine, the Armenian Genocide, the Ukrainian Holodomor, and Genocide by Attrition in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan

Posted in Whats New September 3, 2015

This symposium, co-organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium and the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, focuses on four case studies to shed light on the politics of starvation, examining methods, their effectiveness as instruments of government policy, and the devastating effects on target populations.

Conference Announcement: "World War I and Beyond: The Non-Turkish Minorities in the Ottoman Empire, Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks" in New York, NY, May 21-22, 2015

Posted in Whats New April 15, 2015

The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center, the Middle Eastern American Center (Graduate Center, City University of New York), and the Zoryan Institute are organizing a conference on World War I and the Non-Turkish Minorities in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks.

"State Oppression, Violence against Minorities, and the Possibilities for Remedial Secession and Independence" International Conference Held at George Washington University

Posted in Whats New April 15, 2015

Washington, DC—George Washington University Law School and the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) collaborated in organizing an international conference entitled, “State Oppression, Violence against Minorities, and the Possibilities for Remedial Secession and Independence” on April 7 and 8, 2015.

Genocide Studies International New Issue Dedicated to Centenary of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides

Posted in Whats New April 10, 2015

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (a Division of the Zoryan Institute) is pleased to announce the release of Genocide Studies International Volume 9, number 1, Spring 2015. The new issue is dedicated to the Ottoman Genocides of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek peoples, marking the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in April 2015.

State Oppression, Violence against Minorities and the Possibility for Remedial Secession and Independence: An International Conference, Washington, DC, April 7 & 8, 2015

Posted in Whats New March 16, 2015

The George Washington University Law School and the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights are co-organizing a major symposium. The conference will explore issues surrounding the inherent conflict between two UN principles - the territorial integrity of states and the right of self-determination of peoples - through the prism of a third UN principle, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Conference Announcement: World War I and the Non-Turkish Minorities in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. New York, NY, May 21-22, 2015

Posted in Whats New February 11, 2015

The Middle East and Middle Eastern Armerican Center (Graduate Center, City University of New York), the Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center, and the Zoryan Institute are organizing a conference on World War I and non-Turkish minorities. This is a major scholarly event with presenations by US-based and international academics.

International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies' President sets record straight on Turkey's treatment of Jews

Posted in Whats New February 11, 2015

Toronto - On January 27, 2015, a Holocaust commemoration was organized in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, a country that officially recognizes the Armenian Genocide. There, the Turkish Ambassador was one of the keynote speakers.

European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber hears Perincek v. Switzerland case

Posted in Whats New on January 28, 2015

Strasbourg, France—The European Court of Human Rights held a Grand Chamber hearing today, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9.15 a.m. in Strasbourg, France on the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland (application no. 27510/08). The case concerns the criminal conviction of Turkish politician Dogu Perinçek for publicly denying the Armenian Genocide while in Switzerland.

Dr. Payam Akhavan explains the role of Turkish government in Perincek v. Switzerland case at the European Court of Human Rights on Civilnet

Posted in Whats New on January 28, 2015

Dr. Payam Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.

The Human Rights Association and the Centre for Truth, Justice, Memory to become intervening party in the Perincek case

Posted in Whats New on January 26, 2015

On January 28, 2015, the lawsuit Dogu Perincek v. Switzerland will begin retrial in the Grand Chamber, which acts in the capacity of court of appeals for the European Court of Human Rights.

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