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December 9, 2016

Statement by Professor William A. Schabas
International Lawyer and Board Member of the Zoryan Institute

On 9 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations, sitting in Paris at the Palais de Chaillot, unanimously adopted the Convention on the Prevention and P...

April 22, 2016


Genocide Studies International (GSI) is a journal dedicated to the research, analysis and information of genocide and gross human rights and various approaches to preventing them. It strives to raise awareness of the necessity of genocide prevention and the promotion...

December 9, 2015

Today, December 9, 2015, marks the first International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of the Crime of Genocide and Prevention of this Crime, per a resolution adopted by the United Nations. It is the 67th anniversary of the United Nations Genocide Conventio...

October 15, 2015

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

The lead counsel for the NGO Coalition (Turkish Human Rights Association, Truth Justice Memory...

October 14, 2015

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

Perinçek’s incitement to discrimination and hatred, and not a debate about historic...

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 Minori...

March 16, 2015

State Oppression, Violence against Minorities, and the Possibility for Remedial Secession and Independence: An International Conference at The George Washington University Law School

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies are co-organizing a m...

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 Turk...

January 23, 2015

On January 28, 2015, the lawsuit Doğu Perinçek 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. It is now common knowledge that in 2005, Doğu Perinçek traveled to Switzerland,...

January 13, 2015

Dr. Payam Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. He was previously a UN prosecutor at The Hague and has served as counsel in leading cases before international courts and tribuna...

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