Registration for the 2024 Genocide and Human Rights University Program Opening Soon!

20 Dec 2023

TORONTO, December 20, 2023: The Zoryan Institute is pleased  to announce that registration for the  2024 Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) opens on January 1, 2024! The program will be taking place at the University of Toronto from July 29- August 9, 2024.

The GHRUP is an intensive, two-week, graduate-level program that is taught by leading experts in their respective fields. The GHRUP aims to encourage a new generation of scholars to be engaged in the field of genocide and human rights studies, and since its inception in 2002, the program has welcomed over 500 graduate students from over 47 different countries around the world.

In addition to an introduction to human rights and genocide theory, the course will also examine select case studies and themes, including two brand new units: one dedicated to exploring the geo-political aspects of the crime of genocide and understanding the varied international responses to the crime. The other new unit will focus on transgenerational trauma, exploring the long lasting legacies of trauma from mass human rights violations and genocide. Stay tuned for more information on the 2024 program here.

On the impact and importance of the GHRUP, some of our 2023 graduates said this about the program:

“This course was instrumental in helping me crystalize my research experience as a Genocide Studies scholar.”

“This course gives hope and strength to continue fighting for a more just and equal world.”

“This course has broadened my perspective in the field and only increased my passion for the content.”

Interested students can submit an application to the program through the “Apply Now” page on our website. The deadline to apply to the 2024 program is April 30, 2024, but as the 2024 program will be limited to just 20 spots we encourage early applications. For more information please visit, or contact