State of the World: Mass Killing in 2020
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.
Engaging Political & Diplomatic Actors to Advance Justice: Advice for Victim Groups
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.
Carving a Path Towards Justice: The Essential Role of Victim Groups
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.
New Museum Handbook for Victim Groups on Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities
April 15, 2021
Victim groups can and should play a central role in the fight for justice for genocide and related crimes against humanity. This blog post previews how our new Handbook, “Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Handbook for Victim Groups” can help.
Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities: Lessons from the Yezidi Experience
April 13, 2021
The Yezidi community has been fighting for justice for the genocide perpetrated against their community by ISIS for years. This guest blog post, by Pari Ibrahim, Executive Director, Free Yezidi Foundation, explores Yezidi survivors’ fight for justice and how our new handbook, “Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Handbook for Victim Groups” can help.
Message from Caesar on 10 Year Anniversary of Syrian Uprising
March 15, 2021
The following letter was shared by Caesar with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum as part of our anniversary event marking ten years of mass atrocities against civilians in Syria.
Launching New Early Warning Risk List
March 12, 2021
In late February, the Early Warning Project launched its latest early warning risk list, identifying Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as most likely to experience a new mass killing in 2020 or 2021.
Leonard and Sophie Davis Genocide Prevention Fellowship
March 9, 2021
This fellowship will support analysis on how “lessons learned” can be more effectively integrated into US government atrocity prevention policymaking processes.
Survey Results: South Sudan Tops Risk List for Mass Killing in 2021
February 22, 2021
For the eighth year in a row, the Early Warning Project ran a comparison survey in December to solicit wisdom-of-the-crowd opinions on countries' relative risks for new mass killing. South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen ranked highest-risk.
Recent Attack in Niger Suggests Increased Risk for Mass Killing
January 28, 2021
A recent extremist attack that killed 105 civilians highlights the need for international attention and immediate action to mitigate risk for mass atrocities in Niger.