August 20, 2021
A recent electoral crisis in the Central African Republic drew renewed attention to mass atrocity risks civilian populations have faced since late 2012. In the wake of the December 2020 election, opposition groups disputed the election results and armed rebels mounted coordinated attacks against civilians that continue today. The country now faces what one top United Nations official calls an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis.”
August 5, 2021
The Simon-Skjodt Center is deeply concerned about the growing risk of mass atrocities in and around the southern Syrian city of Dara’a, where civilian casualties are mounting.
July 22, 2021
In this interview, Delphin Rukumbuzi Ntanyoma, a PhD candidate and expert on Eastern Congo, discusses ongoing violence and risk of future mass atrocities against the Banyamulenge ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He describes conflict drivers, high-risk areas meriting additional attention, and concludes with recommendations for policymakers focused on atrocity prevention.
July 19, 2021
In this interview, Congolese peace, justice, and genocide scholar Dr. Naupess K. Kibiswa answers questions about drivers of violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Congolese govermment's response, details potential triggers of new violence, and concludes with recommendations for to the US government on how to help prevent mass atrocities.
July 16, 2021
In this interview, Sylvain Saluseke, a Congolese pro-democracy activist, discusses ongoing violence and risk of future mass atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He describes conflict drivers, high-risk areas meriting additional attention, and concludes with recommendations for policymakers focused on atrocity prevention.
July 15, 2021
Accessibility to archives of international tribunals is key to understanding and remembering genocides, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
June 22, 2021
Perpetrators are using deliberate starvation of civilians as a weapon of war. Here we examine the South Sudanese government's use of intentional starvation as a way to persecute targeted groups.
June 17, 2021
The Early Warning Project uses patterns from past instances of mass killing to forecast when and where new mass killing episodes are most likely to happen in the future. Each year we update our list of countries experiencing state- and nonstate-led mass killing. The following report compiles our determinations for ongoing mass killings in 2020.
April 21, 2021
Legal expert Beth Van Schaack explains how our new Handbook can help victim groups who have experienced genocide and related mass atrocities engage members of the international community as allies in their quest for justice and accountability.
April 19, 2021
This post explains how our new Handbook, "Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Handbook for Victim Groups," can help victim groups use the law to obtain justice and accountability for mass atrocities, and advise them on how to effectively gather and share information with authorities in order to advance justice.