August 3, 2020
On the six-year anniversary of IS's devastating attack on the Yezidis, the Simon-Skjodt Center stands in solidarity with victims and survivors, and again calls for Iraq and the wider international community to identify and act upon early warning signs that could curb the risks of future violence.
July 28, 2020
Yazidis remains at physical risk and in search of justice six years after the genocide. The Museum convened a panel of experts to discuss these risks and the prospects for accountability.
June 25, 2020
The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, the first legislative response to China’s large-scale abuses against its Uyghur population, became United States law on June 17, 2020. The Museum declared earlier this year that China's persecution of Uyghurs could amount to crimes against humanity.
June 24, 2020
This is the first in a series of reports that explore whether Myanmar (Burma) is complying with its obligation to prevent genocide under the Genocide Convention.
June 22, 2020
On April 23, 2020, a trial before the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany marked a milestone moment: the first prosecution of Syrian government officials for crimes against humanity. This is the first step of many needed to ensure accountability for victims of this brutal conflict.
June 10, 2020
When English-speaking civilians in Cameroon began protesting discriminatory government policies in 2016, government security forces cracked down violently. With more than 3,000 Cameroonians killed and 700,000 displaced since the beginning of the crisis, the violence shows no signs of abating, and the global coronavirus pandemic further complicates life in the Anglophone regions of the country.
June 4, 2020
The Simon-Skjodt Center is beginning to assess the consequences of COVID-19 for genocide and related crimes against humanity and for global efforts to prevent, respond to, and advance justice for these crimes.
May 13, 2020
At a recent workshop, Data for Peace and Security: leveraging the opportunities of data-driven innovation and technological developments, four key themes emerged. Today, policymakers are increasingly embracing data science and new technologies, recognizing the critical role they can play in promoting peace and improving security. As the adoption of these tools accelerates, renewed attention is needed to the challenges of communication, security, and ethics.
May 8, 2020
Burundians are scheduled to go to the polls on May 20th. But an ongoing government-led campaign of repression, a history of mass killings, and complications from the global coronavirus pandemic threaten to exacerbate atrocity risk surrounding the elections.
April 8, 2020
No new mass killing episodes began in 2019, according to the latest review by the Early Warning Project. This good news, however, is tempered by the historically high number of ongoing mass killings: 20 separate episodes as of the end of 2019, perpetrated by 10 states and 10 nonstate groups, in 15 countries.