Human rights violations and protections
What factors lead to human rights violations, how do they change over time, what can be done to prevent them? This cluster focuses on international and comparative political dynamics. Violations arise from large-scale processes and crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, with implications for national, regional, and global systems. Efforts within these systems to prevent, limit, and punish such violations have given hope to human rights advocates and victims of abuse.