Genocide Summaries

To learn more about contemporary genocides and mass atrocities, explore the following case studies which highlight examples of genocidal violence and human rights abuses throughout the 20th century and in modern day times.

Each case study provides historical background information on the genocide or mass atrocity, the international community’s response toward the conflict, and efforts to bring perpetrators of human rights abuses to justice. A map of the region is included at the end of each case study for reference purposes.

Although this is not a comprehensive list of all genocides and mass atrocities, the case studies featured on this page span across the globe and serve as an introduction to genocide studies and social justice education.