Themes

Crimes Against Humanity

A Crime Against Humanity has been defined as “a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population.” Such crimes include the murder of political or social groups that are unprotected by the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.  More …

Genocide, Comparative

Comparative genocide is a branch of genocide studies that seeks to identify differences and similarities across genocidal (and similarly situated non-genocidal) episodes, and thus to isolate some of the more essential features of genocide that recur in all or most cases. More …

Genocide, General

Considers themes that address the meaning, history, and occurrence of genocide. More …

GIS & Remote Sensing

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) make it possible to interrelate spatially multiple types of information assembled from a range of sources. Remote sensing is the measurement of object properties on Earth’s surface using data acquired from aircraft and satellites.  More …

Justice & Prosecutions

The jurisprudence of genocide, at both the national and international levels. More …

Prevention

Genocide scholarship is often motivated by the hope that future genocides can and will be prevented.  Some of that work specifically analyzes the efforts and strategies to do so. More …

Rescue

The GSP’s Rescue page is dedicated to documenting and publicizing acts of resistance, protest and rescue that combat genocidal injustice and violation of human rights.   More …

Resistance

Discussions and resources addressing domestic resistance to genocide specific locations. More …

Trauma

The GSP and the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University co-sponsor the Holocaust Trauma Project, directed by Dr. Dori Laub. Dr. Laub, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and a psychoanalyst in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut.  His work on trauma includes studies of the multifaceted impact of the Holocaust on the lives of survivors and that of their children, as well as on survivors of the “ethnic cleansing” in Bosnia and of other genocides.   More …

Truth Commissions

Truth Commissions hold an increasingly prominent place among the institutions of transitional justice that are employed in the wake of mass violence.  Where implemented, they stand as an important – though inevitably imperfect – source of information about periods of mass violence (including genocide), as well as a barometer of post-conflict social reconstruction. More …

War Crimes

Examinations of violations of the laws of war in civil and international conflict, which may or may not overlap with genocide and/or crimes against humanity. More …