Criminal Justice Degree Guide: Genocide Information
This collection of links will be most helpful in approaching the study of genocide or violations of human rights. Included here is a section of Syllabi on courses taught on the matter, a number of International Law and Human Rights organizations that offer many valuable resources, bibliographies that should inform you of some strong primary source material, Research Centers and Institutions that focus on human rights related issues, and scholarly journals that are involved in the publication of relevant studies. Furthermore, this collection provides access to pages detailing the events of specific genocides and organizations dedicated to raising awareness on many subjects. Although this list is not exhaustive, it should provide you with a diverse and detailed understanding of genocide and crimes against humanity.
- Genocide: The Ideology of Evil - This course is focused on understanding the origins of genocide and the complex interactions that occur between many factors.
- Government Repression and Democide – This course examines the role of authoritarian governments in causing massive death.
- Holocaust - Another class taught by Linda M. Woolf, this course focuses on examining the Holocaust through a sociological context.
- The Holocaust and German Culture – This article discusses Marion Faber’s course on the Holocaust and German Culture, and poses the question, could the Holocaust have happened anywhere else?
- Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies - This institute is focused on peace and conflict resolution, as well as understanding underlying reasons for genocide and crimes against humanity.
- Jeffrey Glanz – The Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education’s website provides an overview of Jeffrey Glanz’s work as well as a working list of his Powerpoint presentations.
International Law and Human Rights
- American Society of International Law – This site provides many electronic research tools and access to international law resources.
- Amnesty International – One of the most established global movements campaigning to end the abuse of human rights.
- The Avalon Project – Contains documents on Law, History and Diplomacy throughout the ages.
- Center for Human Rights - The American University’s Washington College of Law is actively involved in supporting human rights initiatives around the world.
- The Children and Armed Conflict Unit - This organization is a collaborative effort from the Children’s Legal Centre and Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex to make people aware of grave violations committed against children during armed conflict.
- Coalition for the International Criminal Court - Is a massive collective effort aimed at strengthening international cooperation, maintaining civil rights, and advancing the quality of laws surrounding victims of war crimes.
- Coalition for International Justice - This is an organization that supports international war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.
- US Agency for International Development - This website provides helpful links that should act as an overview of issues and organizations involved in conflict and international development.
- The D’Angelo Law Library - The University of Chicago’s Law Library provides access to electronic publications and research guides.
- Project Diana – Yale’s Avalon website hosts important human rights cases in this Project Diana section.
- European Court of Human Rights - A plethora of texts covering international human rights and relevant statistics is made available by the European Court of Human Rights on this website.
- Harvard Law Shool The International Legal Studies section of the Harvard Law School’s website provides informative research guides and readings.
- Sociosite – The Social Science Information System is a website that is made to access information and relevant resources for sociologists and social scientists from a global perspective.
- Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse – The MINCAVA electronic clearinghouse categorizes links on multiple types of abuse, typically including prevention, consequences, and intervention.
- Human Rights for All – HRA is a grassroots human rights activist group that brings human rights issues to light and argues for the integrity of those rights.
- University of Minnesota – An especially large collection of human rights documents and materials made available by the University of Minnesota.
- Teaching Human Rights On-Line – This interactive website asks its users to play the part of a judge in an international court of justice, and determine the strongest arguments and facts supporting the sides of Bosnia and Herzegovina versus Serbia and Montenegro.
- University of Pennsylvania – UPENN presents an in depth Human Rights research guide including statistics, country reports, and documents.
- Institute for War and Peace Reporting - Dedicated to covering conflict and crisis, IWPR gives a voice to those experiencing turmoil, while raising the level of public information.
- International Committee of the Red Cross – The ICRC is dedicated to protecting victims of armed conflict and provide medical assistance.
- The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda – Created by the UN Security Council, the ICTR prosecutes persons responsible for genocide and other violations of international humanitarian law in Rwanda.
- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - Similarly to the ICTR, the ICTY is a UN established organization, it is the duty of the ICTY to prosecute those suspected of being highly involved in atrocities committed.
- The International Crisis Group – Providing information on political hot spots around the world, the ICG is a valuable resource in understanding genocide.
- Inventory of the International Monitor Institute Records - Duke’s online library includes a digital archive of the IMI’s records from 1990-2003. The IMI was responsible for assisting international war crime tribunals by collecting visual evidence of violations of international human rights laws.
- Multilaterals Project – This ongoing project seeks to make texts regarding international multilateral conventions available, and is especially helpful for researching human rights and laws of war.
- Physicians for Human Rights – An organization focused especially on assisting torture victims and helping provide asylum for victims of human rights violations.
- Redress – A human rights organization that works to assist torture survivors and make torturers accountable for their violations.
- The United States Department of State – The “Human Rights” section of this website explains the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s key principles in dealing with human rights work.
- The United States Institute of Peace - The USIP supplies training, analysis, and tools that are effective in preventing and ending conflicts.
- The Cybrary of the Holocaust - A bibliography including source material of the history of the Holocaust.
- The Cybrary of the Holocaust – A different bibliography focused on source material from the Holocaust that includes Biography, Fiction, Memoirs, Diaries, Poetry/Drama/Art as well as Literary Criticism.
- The Armenian Genocide - An intensive list of sources that discuss the Armenian genocide as prepared for the Holocaust Museum.
- University of Minnesota Human Rights Library - The Human Rights Library contains a list of bibliographies related to international humanitarian law.
- The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance – Accounts of field experience as well as recent previously unpublished research regarding humanitarian assistance.
- Ko’aga Rone’eta - An online journal interested in promoting international human rights and acting as a forum for academics and students to contribute to a better understanding of human rights.
- War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity – A peer reviewed scholarly journal working to understand and prevent international humanitarian crimes.
- Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – This organization is focused on providing scholastic information regarding human rights initiatives, and is also home to the Project on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor.
- Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies - A division of Webster University, the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies promotes global citizenship and works to spur positive changes in the field of Human Rights.
- The Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies – An independent institution interested in exploring the Danish aspects of the Holocaust.
- Genocide Studies Program The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies focuses on conducting research on genocide, and seeks to understand policy issues related to genocide.
- Genocide Watch – This organization operates to influence public policy and raise awareness concerning genocide.
- Human Rights Program – An interdisciplinary program that explores the essential questions of human dignity, and critically examines human rights institutions.
- Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict - The IFHV at the Ruhr University of Bochum is focused on generating research and teaching about problems of peace.
- Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies – This site offers some publications about genocide, provides up to date human rights related news events, and has a good links section.
- R.J. Rummel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Hawaii, Rummel provides a number of articles and documents related to genocide, democide and human rights atrocities.
- Holocaust and Genocide Studies – An international journal that features research articles, essays and book reviews.
- Armemian National Institute – This site hosts information including statistics and documentation surrounding the genocide of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
- Armenian Research Center – the Armenian Research Center of the University of Michigan is devoted to documentation and publication related to Armenian studies, their online database is helpful.
- Abuses Against Serbs and Roma in the New Kosovo -The Human Rights Watch section here is aimed at raising awareness of the abuse directed towards Serbs and Roma, while making suggestions about how to stop this abuse.
- Albanians in Macedonia Crisis Center – This website is focused on raising awareness of oppression, aggression and human rights violation perpetrated by the Macedonian government on its citizens.
- Domovina – A massive archive related to countries of the former Yugoslavia, the archive is comprised of text, audio and video.
- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia – Similarly to the ICTR, the ICTY is a UN established organization, it is the duty of the ICTY to prosecute those suspected of being highly involved in atrocities committed.
- Promise of Justice - Containing documents related to the massacre of Kosovar civilians on May 14, 1999, this site is a good resource for better understanding the atrocity at Cuska.
- Kosova Home Page - The Kosova Information center provides extensive up to date information regarding the situation in Kosova, the website is in English and Albanian.
- Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq’s website on Genocide – Here Farooq examines the Genocide of Bangladesh former East Pakistan, this web site includes photographic evidence as well as pertinent documents.
- The Srebinica Research Group – A group of journalists and academic researchers dedicated to uncovering the truth surrounding the capture of Srebrenica, and the implications of the event.
- Frontline – Frontline’s coverage of Karadzic provides background information on human rights violations committed as well as a discussion section.
- Cambodian Genocide Program - This Yale hosted institution studies the events of the genocide in Cambodia and provides a database of their findings.
- The Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors – This project seeks to preserve and protect memories of Cambodian genocide survivors through an extensive archive.
- Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project – An organization whose aim is to educate American students about the genocide in Cambodia.
- Avalon Project – Provides an extensive list of documents related to the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.
- Cybrary of the Holocaust – Website dedicated to collecting and providing educational materials surrounding the Holocaust, an excellent starting point for understanding the Holocaust.
- NSDAP Documents – A digital archive of source materials for teaching about the holocaust.
- Facing History and Ourselves – An educational program that seeks to show how human rights issues of the past are relevant today.
- Testimonies – A video archive of over 4000 videotaped interviews with witnesses and Holocaust survivors.
- German Propaganda – Hosted by Calvin College, this website explores German Propaganda in different forms including essays, speeches, cartoons, and posters.
- Holocaust Chronicle – An online version of The Holocaust Chronicle book, this website contains over 800 pages and 1,800 images detailing the Holocaust.
- Nazi War Crimes on Trial - Compilation of German Trials concerning Nazi war crimes conducted by Prof. Dr. C.F. Rüter and Dr. D.W. de Mildt.
- The Nizkor Project - This site allows its users to search through fifty other Holocaust related sites, and provides lists of bibliographies on Holocaust source materials.
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum – The official website of the USHMM provides a wealth of information including a library, artifacts, documentation and online articles discussing the Holocaust.
- The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - Created by the UN Security Council, the ICTR prosecutes persons responsible for genocide and other violations of international humanitarian law in Rwanda.
- Association of Tamils of Eelam in the USA - Coverage of the conflict in the region from the Tamil perspective.
- Sri Lanka – A tabled list of civilian massacres that have occurred in Sri Lanka.
- The Artificial Famine – This site documents the artificial famine experienced in Ukraine as an attack aimed at “ethnically cleansing” Ukrainians, and forcing them into collectivization.
- Hungarian Ethnic Cleansing - An explanation of the ethnic cleansing that occurred in Slovakia during the 19th century at the hands of the Magyars.
- East Timor and Indonesia Action Network – A site dedicated to providing information about East Timor and the invasion carried out by Indonesia in 1975, as well as advocating change in US foreign policy.