Increasing Instability and Mass Atrocity Risks in Chad
March 30, 2023
Rising political instability in Chad since the April 2021 death of the country’s longtime president has sparked concern of increasing mass atrocity risks. This instability risks worsening underlying and interrelated dynamics across the country. Urgent action is needed to respond to these risks.
One Year after US Genocide Determination, Rohingya Community Remains at Risk
March 29, 2023
One year ago, the United States made a historic determination: the atrocities committed against the Rohingya by the Burmese military constitute genocide and crimes against humanity. Now we must focus on protecting the Rohingya who have been displaced and those who remain in Burma.
Hearing Testimony: “The Chinese Communist Party’s Ongoing Uyghur Genocide”
March 24, 2023
On March 23, 2023 Simon-Skjodt Center director Naomi Kikoler delivered this testimony to the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.
Launching the 2022-23 Early Warning Risk List
March 17, 2023
In February, the Early Warning Project launched its latest global risk assessment report, identifying Pakistan, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar as highest risk for experiencing a new mass killing in 2022 or 2023.
Call for Applicants: Early Warning Project Fellowship on Uganda
March 16, 2023
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide seeks applicants for a fellowship to assess risks of mass atrocities in Uganda.
20 Year Anniversary of the Start of the Genocide in Darfur And Continuing Threats
February 27, 2023
Twenty years ago, Sudanese government forces and allied Arab militias launched a systematic campaign of destruction against villages largely belonging to the Fur, Zaghawa, and Masalit peoples in Darfur, Sudan. Today, civilians in Darfur remain at risk of mass atrocities.
Reflections on the 20th anniversary of the start of genocide in Darfur
February 23, 2023
Genocide survivor Niemat Ahmadi reflects on two decades of horrific violence in Darfur and the long overdue need for justice and accountability.
One year on: The state of efforts to protect civilians and secure justice in Ukraine
February 21, 2023
After a year of war, civilians in Ukraine have suffered horrific crimes and face ongoing risks that may worsen depending on the trajectory of the conflict. A rare source of hope may be the strides being made by Ukrainian and international actors in advancing justice.
We asked experienced practitioners: What makes targeted sanctions more likely to prevent atrocities?
February 2, 2023
As part of our “Lessons Learned in Preventing and Responding to Mass Atrocities” project, the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide interviewed experienced practitioners working on targeted sanctions in the US government to summarize experiential knowledge about the use of targeted sanctions to help prevent mass atrocities.
More Dangerous By the Day: The Taliban’s Attack on Women and Girls
January 26, 2023
Women and girls in Afghanistan are enduring deepening human rights violations and waves of violence. A group of UN experts says the Taliban’s treatment of women and girls may amount to gender persecution, a crime against humanity.