Selected Websites on
Genocide Studies, State Killings, Groups at Risk, International Law and Past
- Concordia University, Montreal, Montreal Institute for
Genocide and Human Rights Studies [MIGS]
This includes a description of MIGS, lists of their Occasional Papers series
available, list of current meetings and newsletters in the fields, an Op-Ed
section, a short list of major books, and a long list (13 pp.) of Web Links
including addresses of human rights non-governmental organizations
and related sites, specialized sites by country or region, and general news
sources. The site also includes over 40 previously unpublished manuscript
memoirs by Holocaust survivors in Canada, links to videostreamed lectures
by MIGS sponsored speakers, announcements of past and future MIGS workshops,
and copies of some of the papers presented at these workshops. .
- Crimes of War
Based on the book - Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know
eds. Roy Gutman and David Rieff (New York/London: Norton, 1999) - which delineates
the rules of war and gives definitions and case studies of crimes of war,
crimes against humanity and genocide. This site puts the book online
and examines contemporary conflict situations and trials, showing the range
of legal opinions. Also, there are good web links to legal and human
- Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide
http://www.dchf.dk/ This site presents information in Danish and
English including material on Danish
Jews during the Holocaust.
- Genocide Research Project
of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Memphis
and the Criminal Justice Program of the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
This includes a description of GRP; syllabi and course descriptions; listing
of news, announcements, and events (includes new publications and calls for
papers); bibliographies on genocide research and web-links and addresses to
international law and human rights sites.
- Integrated Network for Societal
Conflict Research (INSCR) at the Center for International Development and
Conflict Management at the University of Maryland (CIDCM)
INSCR includes comprehensive data-sets from the Minorities
at Risk (MAR) Project, 1946-2999; Polity IV Project: Political Regime Characteristics
and Transitions, 1800-2000 (database); Radical Information Project (represents
data on "'contentious politics'" from outside mainstream media); State Failure
Task Force: Internal Wars and Failures of Governments, 1955-2000 and reports
based on such data-bases. See website for complete description and names of
- Australian Institute for Holocaust
and Genocide Studies.
This contains lists of courses, staff, centre publications,
very brief genocide bibliography (A-Z), list of other genocide websites, and
a special "Pontian Genocide and Asia Minor Holocaust Research Unit...unique
in the world," which collects and translates archives and eyewitness testimonies.
- University of Hawaii, Work of R. J.
Website "Freedom, Democracy, Peace: Power, Democide, and War." This contains
the definition, findings and conclusions Rummel draws from his work, including
a brief biography and C.V.; list of papers and speeches; data on all 20th
century democides; articles and data on democracy, violence, and war; papers
on conflict and violence; data and results on dimensions of nations; over
900 documents; annotated photographs and visualizations of democide; links
to related sites; reviews of books by Rummel; links to publisher web-sites
for RJR books cited; conclusions and policy recommendations.
- University of Minnesota, Center for
Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Site includes a "Virtual Museum of Holocaust and Genocide Arts;" historical
narratives and documents; links, bibliographies and educational resources.
The section on the Armenian Genocide features a collection of editorial cartoons
about the genocide at the time it occurred.
- Silent Voices
A mixed-media art exhibition,
based primarily on artist Barbara Shilo's archival photographs of the Holocaust
with an accompanying text, that uses art to "enhance public understanding
of the Holocaust and its relation to present day social injustice." It sponsors
a lecture series on contemporary genocide, ethnic cleansing, racism and antisemitism.
The exhibition travels and can be viewed on its website.
- The Sikh Genocide
The Sikh Genocide Project
presents its website on the twentieth anniversary of state-sponsored pogroms
of Sikhs in India. Features "Third Sikh Holocaust", a four-part
QuickTime movie. "Almost as many Sikhs died in a few days in India in
1984 than in all the deaths and disappearances in Chile during the 17-year
military rule of Gen. Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990."
Besides this, there are sites focused on specific genocides, such as the following. This is not a comprehensive list but
includes the best sources on primary documentation for
- Armenian National Institute, Washington,
This site includes international affirmation about the Armenian genocide (statements,
resolutions, proclamations, trial extracts), educational resources (how to
teach about genocide, resource guides, curricula, information on video documentaries,
etc.), genocide research (chronology, sample documents, photos, survey to
press coverage, and guide to bibliographies).
- Cambodian Genocide Project, Yale University,
Data-base containing thousands of files of records of Khmer Rouge genocide
-- mostly bilingual, with summaries in both Khmer and English.
- Sudan Research, Analysis, and Advocacy
The publications/testimony/advocacy work of Eric Reeves.This site also contains
links to news sources, websites for important human rights organizations,
other relevant websites, maps of Sudan, and a variety of Sudan-related resources.
Both of the following are excellent sources for information on the Holocaust:
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington,
Extensive information about the museum, library, collections, archives and
the US Holocaust Memorial Council. One can do a search from the collections
& archives on-line; help is available.
- Yad Vashem Home Page, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
Extensive information on Yad Vashem, library, International Campaign for Gathering
and Commemorating the Names of Holocaust Victims (can submit testimonies on-line),
Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance
and Research, Teacher-Training Seminars in North America and more.
The following sites have primarily activist
- The Committee on Conscience of the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This puts out "genocide watch" and "genocide warning" notices for
particular countries and situations with brief overviews.Chechnya on "watch"
status, indicating that "circumstances indicate a serious potential for the
eruption of mass violence. "Watch" status constitutes the first level of three
"graduated categories of urgency." The Committee's concern stems from:
- Genocide Watch
Coordinator of the International Campaign to End
Genocide, founded at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference
- Prevent Genocide International
A global education and action network working to prevent the crime
of genocide. This website is available in multiple languages. It includes
genocide law in the criminal codes of 70 nations, the Genocide Convention
in 35 languages, the word "genocide" in 70 languages, a collection of the
writings of Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word 'genocide' in 1943.
- World Federalist Association's (WFA) "Campaign
to End Genocide"
This site has information about the policy goals supported by the
WFA which they believe are necessary to end genocide.
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