Active genocides and politicides

number, 1956–2015

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Data Item195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015

Genocide and politicide events involve the promotion, execution, and/or implied consent of sustained policies by governing elites or their agents — or in the case of civil war, either of the contending authorities — that result in the deaths of a substantial portion of a communal group or politicized non-communal group. In genocides the victimized groups are defined primarily in terms of their communal (ethnolinguistic, religious) characteristics. In politicides, by contrast, groups are defined primarily in terms of their political opposition to the regime and dominant groups.

Source: Center for Systemic Peace