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September 13, 2021
While the Taliban takeover threatens civilians across Afghanistan, the country’s women and girls and Hazara populations are at particular risk of mass atrocities. Even prior to the Taliban’s seizing control of the country, the Early Warning Project’s Statistical Risk Assessment ranked Afghanistan second in the world for the risk of a new onset of mass killing of civilians in 2020-21.
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.
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.
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.
March 9, 2021
This fellowship will support analysis on how “lessons learned” can be more effectively integrated into US government atrocity prevention policymaking processes.
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.
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.
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.
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.