It may not be legally called genocide, but the impact of the Canadian government's actions, including the sterilization of Indigenous women, still add up to genocidal practices.
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
Despite the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948, signatories have never made an effort to end mass killings.
No records of the size of Native American populations before 1492 and the arrival of Europeans survive. A new study has found answers.
In anticipation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar explains how digital technologies can help close knowledge gaps about the catastrophe that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews.
Even though the Holocaust is one of the best documented genocides in history, there's limited quantitative data available. A new study investigates the number of deaths per day.
For Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, 'never again' was 'a prayer, a promise, a vow'. Unfortunately, this vow is all too often broken.
Once we understand genocide as something that can take awhile, with victims dying of starvation and disease rather than outright murder, we can recognize the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The UN's Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It's time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
A potentially historic ruling on genocide by a tribunal in Cambodia on Friday could unsettle understandings of the past among Cambodians - and create a precedent in international law.
The BBC drama about Rwanda tackles post-genocide events in a way few dramas or documentaries have done before.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Facing increasing international pressure, Myanmar's one-time star leader is running out of time to show leadership on human rights and the Rohingya crisis.
The evidence in the report is compelling, but experts explain there are many barriers to global leaders taking action.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
From press freedom to ethnic cleansing, Myanmar seems to be slipping backwards faster than ever.
A new report recommends the UN Security Council refer members of the Myanmar military – and potentially some Rohingya forces – to the International Criminal Court.
While his appointment as UN Secretary-General was a huge breakthrough, Kofi Annan also led the organisation through some of its ugliest moments.
One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.