Articles by Dr. Gregory Stanton

Articles by Dr. Gregory H. Stanton
President of Genocide Watch


Image: Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, Oct 2009. (Photo by Bayarmagnai “Max” Nergui)


29 January 2016 “We Can’t Ignore the Worrying Signs of Genocide in Africa” by Dr. Gregory H. Stanton for the Mail & Guardian, South Africa


16 December 2015 “Press conference statement on ISIS genocide” by Dr. Gregory Stanton


09 December 2015 “Weak Words Are Not Enough” Testimony by Dr. Gregory Stanton to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and International Organizations of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs


20 August 2015ISIS is Committing Genocideby Dr. Gregory H. Stanton


19 August 2015 “White Genocide is Not Underway in South Africa” by Dr. Gregory H. Stanton


20 June 2015The Calling of International Lawby Dr. Gregory H. Stanton


26 October 2014 “Why Empowering Women Could End Genocide and Warby Dr. Gregory H. Stanton for the Symposium on Women and Genocide: the Case of Darfur


4 April 2014 “The Purposes of Genocide Researchby Dr. Gregory H. Stanton


18 December 2012Why Do People Commit Genocide and What Can We Do To Stop It by Dr. Gregory H. Stanton


Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Hateful Words Can Kill You” © 2012 Gregory Stanton 


29 April 2012Why do we look the other way?speech by Dr. Gregory H. Stanton for  the Bay Area Walk Against Genocide


11 March 2012Why Save Darfur Didn’t Save Darfurby Dr. Gregory H. Stanton


5 March 2012An open letter to Ambassador David Scheffer concerning his IHT Op-Ed ‘Defusing the Lexicon of Slaughter’by Dr. Gregory H. Stanton


17 October 2011Justice,” by Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, Genocide Watch


June 2011 On legal interpretation of intent in the Genocide Convention


October 2010 Why the world needs the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities


August 2010 Pacifism has the effect of condoning genocide


February 2010 Emerging paradigms in genocide prevention


2009 Creation of a Victims Register by the ECCC


2009Re-thinking Genocide Prevention,” New York Times Company, 1-10.Winter 2009


Should President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan be Charged and Arrested by the International Criminal Court?” by Alex de Waal and Dr. Gregory Stanton


September 2009 Rwandan Genocide: Why Early Warning Failed, Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 6-255


May 2009 “Taking Iran’s incitement to genocide seriously“, by Dr. Gregory Stanton, Genocide Watch


23 March 2009 “An Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Justice Navanathem Pillay,” by Dr. Gregory Stanton


The Precautionary Principle: A Brief for the Genocide Prevention Task Force,” by Dr. Elihu Richter and Dr. Gregory Stanton


23 April 2008 “The cost of Denial,” by Dr. Gregory Stanton


2008 “Building an Anti-Genocide Regime,” in Totten, ed. Genocide, A Bibliographic Review, Volume 6, Routledge.


2008″Response to Hayden: Comment on ‘ethnic cleansing’ and ‘genocide’,” by Dr. Elihu Richter and Dr. Gregory Stanton


May 2007 “Ethnic cleansing bleaches the atrocities of genocide,” Blum, Stanton, Richter, Saqi, European Journal of Public Health


May 17, 2007 “Genocide and Freedom,” award speech.


2006 “Seeking Justice in Cambodia: Realism, Idealism, and Pragmatism,” in Tatz, Arnold, and Tatz, eds., Genocide Perspectives III, Brandl & Schlesinger and the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.


2006 “Proving Genocide in Darfur: The Atrocities Documentation Project and Resistance to its Findings,” in Markusen and Totten.


4 December 2005 “Massachusetts and Genocide,” by Gregory Stanton and Peter Balakian, Boston Globe.


2005 “Twelve Ways to Deny a Genocide,” in Apsel, ed., Darfur: Genocide Before Our Eyes, Institute for the Study of Genocide, 43-47.


2004 “Final Solutions: Mass Killings and Genocide in the 20th Century,” Cornell Univ. Press, 327


2004 “Early Warning,” in Shelton, ed., Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Thomson-Gale: Macmillan, 271-273.


June 2004 “Could the Rwandan Genocide Have Been Prevented?” in Journal of Genocide Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, 211-228 (Also in Schaller, Boyadijan, Berg, Scholtz, eds. Enteignet-Vertrieben-Ermordet, Beitrage zur Genozidforschung, Zurich: Chronos Verlag, 2004, 437-456.)


2004 “Those Who Own the Past Own the Future” (India)”Wie wir Genozid verhindern können,” in Radkau, Fuchs, Lutz, eds., Genozide und staatliche Gewaltverbrechen im 20. Jahrhundert, Studien Verlag, Wein, 2004, 29 – 39. 


January 2004 “Create a United Nations Genocide Prevention Focal Point and Genocide Prevention Center,” in Preventing Genocide: Threats and Responsibilities, Options Paper for the Stockholm International Forum on Genocide Prevention, Proceedings, January 2004.


November 13, 2003 “The Ukrainian Famine, International Law, and Political Will,” Presented at the conference on The Ukrainian Famine 1932-1933: Lessons Learned and Not Learned, Washington, D.C.


2003 “Five Misconceptions About Using the Word Genocide“2003 “Perfection is the Enemy of Justice,” in Bangkok Post and Phnom Penh Post


2002 “The Call,” in Jacobs & Totten, eds., Pioneers in Genocide Studies, Transaction, 2002.


2002 “Why the Khmer Rouge Murdered Two Million People,” in Turner, ed. The Real Lessons of Vietnam, Carolina, 2002.


October 2000 “How Can We Prevent Genocide?,” Raphael Lemkin Memorial Conference, London, England.


December 26, 1999, “End Imperial Impunity,” from In These Times, 12.


February 1996 “The Eight Stages of Genocide,”in Totten & Bartrop, eds. The Genocide Studies Reader, 127 – 129.


December 1996 “Are Criminal Trials Effective Tools for Diplomats?” in Foreign Service Journal, 40-41.


1993 “The Cambodian Genocide and International Law,” in Genocide and Democracy in Cambodia, Yale U. Press


Summer 1992 “Democratization in Ukraine: Constitutions and The Rule of Law,” in Demokratizatsiya, The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization.


Winter 1988 “U.S. Payment of Assessments by the United Nations,” 22 The International Lawyer 1282.


Spring 1987 “Kampuchean Genocide and the World Court,” 2 Connecticut Journal of International Law 341


Cambodian Resurrection,” Yale Law Report, Spring 1981.


1981 “Three Concepts of Equality: Compensatory Discrimination in Indian and American Constitutional Law,” 27 Indian Journal of Public Administration, 1-28. 



Articles about Dr. Gregory Stanton, the Cambodian Genocide Project, and Genocide Watch


3 August 2011 “Students study genocide to prevent bullying,” by Sally Hunter, The Minnesota Daily


9 November 2010 “Tigreans could pay the price for Meles crimes – Gregory Stanton,” by Ethiopian Review


3 October 2010 “Zimbabwe: Mugabe bows to pressure over degree,” by University World News


27 September 2010 “Mugabe cancels trip to Ecuador to receive bogus degree,” by Lance Guma, SW Radio Africa


22 September 2010 “Mugabe set to face charges of genocide,” by The Zimbabwean


21 September 2010 “Gukurahundi was a Genocide,” by The Zimbabwean


15 September 2010 “Gukurahundi finally classified as genocide by leading experts,” by Tererai Karimakwenda, SW Radio Africa


14 May 2007 “Turning Horror into Action,” The Washington Times


1987 “A Quest for Justice,” by Brian D. Shaw, Washington and Lee Alumni Magazine


1983 “His Brothers’ Keeper,” by Michael Matza, ABA Young Lawyer  


Media Appearances by Dr. Gregory Stanton


Press Conference: Dr. Gregory Stanton on language rights in South Africa, 05 December 2014

Pretoria, South Africa

Press Conference: Dr. Gregory Stanton on incitement to genocide in South Africa, 05 December 2014

Pretoria, South Africa

Press Conference: Dr. Gregory Stanton on the Murder Rate in South Africa, 05 December 2014

Pretoria, South Africa

Press Conference: Dr. Gregory Stanton on the link between corruption and genocide in South Africa, 05 December 2014

Pretoria, South Africa

“Can Crimes Against Humanity Be Stopped In Syria?”, December 2012

Dr. Stanton Speaks with ICD About Syria, December 2012



Dr. Stanton of Genocide Watch on Farm Murders in South Africa, 26 July 2012

Dr. Stanton – “Who is possibly behind the White farm murders in south Africa?” 26 July 2012

Dr. Stanton’s Advice to South Africans, 26 July 2012

ESAT Insight Interview: Dr. Stanton discusses the legacies of the late Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi, September 2012



Dr. Stanton Addresses the Global Peace Leadership Forum, April 2010



Dr. Stanton speaks at the March4Freedom Rally, September 2009, February 2012


President of Genocide Watch Elected President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars

At the seventh biennial meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 9-13, 2007, Dr. Gregory Stanton, President of Genocide Watch, was elected President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. From 2005-2007, Stanton served as First Vice President of the Assocation, a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on prevention of genocide. For more information on the International Association of Genocide Scholars, please visit the organization’s website.