10th Anniversary CGHR

Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights

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CGHR’s mission is to understand and prevent genocide and mass atrocity crimes. In doing so, CGHR takes a critical prevention approach. On the one hand, we grapple with critical human rights issues, including the most pressing 21st century challenges that may give rise to genocide, atrocity crimes, and related interventions. On the other hand, we use a critical lens to rethink assumptions and offer alternative ideas and solutions. Read more.

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Director's Welcome

Alexander Hinton

Alexander Hinton, Director, CGHR

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you for your interest in the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR). Our mission is nothing less than to understand and prevent genocide and mass atrocity crimes. In doing so, our Center builds upon a tradition of interest in genocide and human rights at Rutgers-Newark. Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term genocide, taught at the Rutgers School of Law in the 1950s.

 

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Image of cracked wood symbolizes disaster from war and genocide

Genocide and Atrocity Crimes Prevention Project (GAP)

GAP's mission is to help prevent genocide and atrocity crimes.
 

 

Raphael Lemkin Project

Raphael Lemkin

Raphael Lemkin, who taught at Rutgers during the mid-1950s, had a dream: to end genocide. In 1944, he coined the word genocide and successfully fought for its 1948 criminalization in international law. CGHR’s Raphael Lemkin Project honors this legacy by hosting annual events

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10th Anniversary CGHR
Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights

360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Hill Hall 703
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: 973-353-1260
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Faculty

Alex Hinton

Alex Hinton

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention, Tenured