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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Civilians at Risk in Cameroon
June 10, 2020
When English-speaking civilians in Cameroon began protesting discriminatory government policies in 2016, government security forces cracked down violently. With more than 3,000 Cameroonians killed and 700,000 displaced since the beginning of the crisis, the violence shows no signs of abating, and the global coronavirus pandemic further complicates life in the Anglophone regions of the country.
Assessing COVID-19’s effects on mass atrocities and atrocity prevention
June 4, 2020
The Simon-Skjodt Center is beginning to assess the consequences of COVID-19 for genocide and related crimes against humanity and for global efforts to prevent, respond to, and advance justice for these crimes.
Commemorating Victims and Spurring Policy Action as Syrian Crisis Enters Tenth Year
April 6, 2020
March 15 marked nine years of conflict in Syria and the message of the day was clear: complacency is unacceptable. This message was echoed throughout a series of events and meetings facilitated by the Museum in the days leading up to the somber anniversary.
Simon-Skjodt Center Director Testifies on Citizenship Laws and Religious Freedom
March 5, 2020
Testimony regarding citizenship laws and religious freedom delivered by Naomi Kikoler, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, before the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.