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An Interview with Ambassador Michèle Taylor
April 19, 2023
We spoke with Ambassador Michèle Taylor, US Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, about her family’s experience surviving the Holocaust and the impact that made on her human rights and atrocity prevention work.
One Year after US Genocide Determination, Rohingya Community Remains at Risk
March 29, 2023
One year ago, the United States made a historic determination: the atrocities committed against the Rohingya by the Burmese military constitute genocide and crimes against humanity. Now we must focus on protecting the Rohingya who have been displaced and those who remain in Burma.
Risks of Mass Atrocities in Burma Post-Coup
November 16, 2021
The Rohingya remain at heightened risk of genocide and mass atrocities. Other vulnerable groups include ethnic and religious minorities in areas where armed groups are fighting the Tatmadaw. In particular, an increased military offensive in Chin State in northwestern Burma is raising red flags of potential mass atrocities.
Rohingya Remain at Risk of Genocide on Fourth Anniversary of Military’s Attacks
August 23, 2021
On the fourth anniversary of the Burmese military’s genocidal attacks on the Rohingya population we urge the world not to forget the victims and survivors.
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.
Nowhere to Turn: Rohingya Trapped Between Ongoing Risk of Genocide and Deadly Spread of Coronavirus
April 6, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the globe Rohingya refugees face an impossible predicament.
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.
International Court of Justice Q&A: Gambia v. Myanmar
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.
Simon-Skjodt Center and Fortify Rights Release New Report on Mass Atrocities Against Rohingya
November 20, 2017
The report finds crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and mounting evidence of genocide against the Rohingya minority in Burma.