Genocide by Attrition: The role of identity documents in the holocaust and the genocides of Rwanda and Myanmar

By Fortify Rights, June 2022

Perpetrators of genocides have long used identification documents to discriminate, dehumanize, and then carry out mass violence against protected groups. This was the case during the Holocaust of the Jewish population and the Rwandan genocide of the Tutsi population, and it is the case of the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya population in Myanmar.