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December 8, 2021
A German court handed down the first conviction for genocide for an ISIL member’s crimes against Iraq’s Yezidi community.
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 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.
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.
September 17, 2019
The Museum's Ferencz International Justice Initiative shares lessons learned from a new UN investigative model for collecting and storing evidence of atrocity crimes.
August 8, 2019
Forty years ago, the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime marked the end of four brutal years of mass deportation, forced labor, and extermination, which claimed the lives of an estimated two million people. On this anniversary, Cambodia provided a fitting backdrop for the 14th Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars aimed at rethinking genocide studies and prevention.
March 23, 2018
On March 15th—the same day that it released a report on continued atrocity risks in Syria—the Simon-Skjodt Center hosted a panel discussion with Syrian and diaspora leaders to examine how civil society is responding to the violence and what might come next. Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, US National Security Advisor, gave a keynote address. Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Irene Weiss also delivered remarks.
US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Delivers Remarks on Syria at US Holocaust Memorial Museum
March 16, 2018
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster delivers a keynote address acknowledging the bravery of Syrian civilians, condemning the crimes of the Assad regime, and discussing how the US government is working to hold perpetrators and their sponsors accountable.
March 1, 2018
On Monday, January 29, a delegation of the United Nations Security Council visited the Museum’s exhibition on Syria as part of an official visit to Washington, DC.
February 28, 2018
The Ferencz Initiative is the newest pillar of the Simon-Skjodt Center's atrocity prevention work, which focuses specifically on the need for post-conflict accountability.