October 8, 2020
Nearly seven months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, we are witnessing the beginnings of its effects on mass atrocities.
October 7, 2020
Over six years have passed since the self-described Islamic State’s assault on Iraq and Syria, and its particular targeting of ethno-religious minority groups for killings, sexual violence, abduction, and torture, among other harms. In September 2020, the Simon-Skjodt Center held a briefing focused on reparations for victims and survivors of these crimes.
October 1, 2020
Supervisors gave Venezuelan security forces a “green light to kill” civilians, according to a UN fact-finding mission report released earlier this month.
September 22, 2020
Gender is fundamental to how genocide is experienced and documented, and how justice is achieved.
September 10, 2020
With just seven weeks until Cote d'Ivoire's presidential election, supporters of political parties, security forces, and militias have clashed in the streets, resulting in fatality estimates from seven to 26. A new report from a Simon-Skjodt Center fellow analyzes the evolving risks of mass atrocities in the country and the steps that domestic and international actors have taken to help prevent large-scale violence around the upcoming elections
August 11, 2020
As violence escalates in Ituri province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations and International Criminal Court have raised concerns of possible crimes against humanity.
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.