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October 7, 2020
Over six years have passed since the self-described Islamic State’s assault on Iraq and Syria, and its particular targeting of ethno-religious minority groups for killings, sexual violence, abduction, and torture, among other harms. In September 2020, the Simon-Skjodt Center held a briefing focused on reparations for victims and survivors of these crimes.
June 24, 2020
This is the first in a series of reports that explore whether Myanmar (Burma) is complying with its obligation to prevent genocide under the Genocide Convention.
June 22, 2020
On April 23, 2020, a trial before the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany marked a milestone moment: the first prosecution of Syrian government officials for crimes against humanity. This is the first step of many needed to ensure accountability for victims of this brutal conflict.
December 11, 2019
The International Court of Justice will examine whether Burma has committed genocide, and whether it has failed in its duty to prevent and punish the crime. This Q and A explores questions around the Court's hearings this week to explore potential provisional measures.
October 10, 2018
On October 2, 2018, the Museum’s Ferencz International Justice Initiative hosted a special screening of director Barry Avrich’s new documentary film Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz.
August 3, 2017
Three years after the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) committed genocide and other mass atrocities against Yezidi, Christian, and other religious minorities in northern Iraq, these communities remain at risk. In order for displaced religious and ethnic minorities to return to their homes and engage in the process of reconciliation with their neighbors, their physical protection must be assured, their rights to practice their religions and cultures must be guaranteed, and they must see those who harmed them held to account.
May 17, 2017
Syrian survivors joined the filmmaker and an international justice expert to discuss options for justice and accountability for mass atrocities in Syria.
April 18, 2017
Museum leadership and the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court joined renowned international justice leader Ben Ferencz to launch the Museum’s Ferencz International Justice Initiative.
March 1, 2017
The Simon-Skjodt Center's Deputy Director Naomi Kikoler joined a recent Harvard Humanitarian Initiative podcast to discuss the acts the genocide, which include the murder of men and the elderly and forcing women and children into slavery, and debate the prospects for justice.
August 7, 2014
In a highly anticipated ruling, two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment by the tribunal established in Cambodia to try those most responsible for the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge betweeen 1975 and 1979.