Despite Government Claims of Victory, Risks to Civilians Persist in Ethiopia
December 3, 2020
Hilary Matfess, PhD candidate and USIP Peace Scholar Fellow, discusses the latest developments in the crisis and what they mean for the risk of mass atrocities.
Comparison Survey Launch: Which countries are most likely to experience new mass killing in 2021?
December 1, 2020
To help the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Early Warning Project forecast atrocity risk in 2021, please participate in our annual pairwise comparison survey, an innovative opinion aggregation method, which presents countries head-to-head and asks respondents to choose which is more likely to experience a new mass killing in the new year. The survey will run for one month, until December 31, 2020.
Denying Rights to Citizenship and Participation in Public Affairs: Genocide Risk Factors in Burma
November 20, 2020
This report examines how Burma can uphold its obligations to prevent genocide as called for by the International Court of Justice. It looks at rights to citizenship and participation in public affairs.
Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Further Mass Atrocities in Ethiopia
November 19, 2020
Ethiopian civilians are at risk in the country's two-week-old conflict, where government and TPLF forces have already killed hundreds.
Rohingya Join Virtual Launch of New Burma Exhibition
November 9, 2020
Rohingya survivors told us their stories. We let them know their messages are being heard around the world.
Burma’s 2020 Elections and Implications for Future Atrocity Risk
October 29, 2020
The elections themselves are unlikely to trigger mass atrocities, but they may solidify marginalization of the Rohingya, keeping them at risk of mass atrocities, including genocide.
COVID-19 and the Dynamics of Mass Atrocities
October 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have long-lasting consequences for nearly every aspect of civilization, including the perpetration and prevention of mass atrocities. As part of our annual Sudikoff Seminar, the Simon-Skjodt Center brought together scholars, practitioners, and civil society representatives to discuss possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dynamics of mass atrocities and atrocity prevention.
Violence in the Wake of Musician’s Murder Indicates Risk of Atrocity Crimes in Ethiopia
October 16, 2020
Protests against the Ethiopian government erupted in July after Ethiopian singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa was shot and killed in the capital, Addis Ababa, under unclear circumstances. State security forces responded with deadly violence, and the unrest continues to raise regional and ethnic tensions ahead of the delayed 2020 national elections.
Call for Applicants: Early Warning Project Fellowship on Indonesia
October 13, 2020
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide seeks applications for a fellowship to assess risks of mass atrocities in Indonesia.
COVID-19 and Atrocity Prevention in Cameroon and South Sudan
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.