April 17, 2015, marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the Khmer Rouge’s brutal rule in Cambodia, under which nearly two million people died. Explore this history, along with current-day effort’s to seek justice for the victims, in our new online exhibition.Read More
Could the international community have prevented the Rwandan genocide? The first phase of this multiyear initiative explores that question through the release of extensive new documentation from former leading officials and eyewitnesses to the crisis.Read More
Effective and sustained efforts are urgently needed to end the horrific suffering of the Syrian people, who face daily the risk of mass atrocities and the threat of genocide.Read More
On February 5, 2015, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein delivered a major public policy address at the Museum on the connection between human rights and atrocity prevention.Read More
The Museum condemns crimes against humanity in Iraq.
A Cambodian tribunal convicted two former Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison.
The Museum issues a statement on civilian and ethnic-based targeting in South Sudan.
Learn about the history of the current violence in the Central African Republic.
In the News
Cameron Hudson, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, discusses the need for better atrocity prevention policies in “Is This the New Obama Doctrine?” (external link) for the New Republic.
Listen to reporter Graeme Wood reflect on his recent trip to the Central African Republic (external link) on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Graeme Wood reports on the plight of the Rohingya in the New Republic following his CPG-supported trip to Burma.
Photos and Video
Watch a video by Lucian Perkins on the plight of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian border and in Amman.
Michael Christopher Brown captures starkly powerful images of the effects of the violence on civilians in the Central African Republic.
Photojournalist Andree Kaiser’s images bear witness to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and document the stories of those affected by the violence.
Our Walls Bear Witness: The Plight of Burma’s Rohingya highlights the Museum’s 2013 nighttime photo display on this persecuted group.