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
Vian Dakhil—the only Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament—visited the Museum in December 2014 to discuss the dire plight of her people, whom the self-proclaimed Islamic State is targeting for destruction.Read More
In a new report, Simon-Skjodt Center Fellow James P. Finkel assesses the advances in atrocity prevention policy under the Obama administration and the challenges that persist.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.