Dr Melanie O'Brien's research aims to construct a paradigm of the genocidal process through human rights violations to function as a map to prevent future genocides. It conducts a comparative assessment of the process of the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust, and Cambodian Genocide, examining the timeline of human rights violations that occurred in those genocides; and the use of the law to carry out these violations. The ultimate goal is to create a tool to assist in the prevention of genocide that can be applied to current and future situations of mass human rights violations that have not yet mutated into genocide.

Project members

Dr Melanie O'Brien

UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow
TC Beirne School of Law