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Deliberately Starving Civilians in South Sudan: A Tool of Persecution
June 22, 2021
Perpetrators are using deliberate starvation of civilians as a weapon of war. Here we examine the South Sudanese government's use of intentional starvation as a way to persecute targeted groups.
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.
Promoting Civil Society Engagement with UN Investigative Mechanisms
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.
Visiting Fellow’s Report Analyzes Atrocity Prevention and US Policy Toward South Sudan
July 9, 2018
In a new report, From Independence to Civil War: Atrocity Prevention and US Policy Toward South Sudan, Jon Temin, a Visiting Fellow at the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center, explores how the US might have been more effective in helping prevent or mitigate the civil war and atrocities against civilians.
Survey Results: South Sudan tops list of countries most likely to see mass killing in 2018
June 11, 2018
South Sudan is the country most likely to see an onset of mass killing in 2018, according to participants in the Early Warning Project’s most recent public wiki survey.
Museum Calls Attention to Crisis in South Sudan with Special Exhibition
December 12, 2017
The Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide partnered with photojournalists Jason Patinkin and Simona Foltyn to bear witness to the deadly conflict in South Sudan and the spillover effects into the broader region. This exhibition showcased photographs, video, and testimony Patinkin and Foltyn gathered in South Sudan and at refugee camps in northern Uganda.
Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks on South Sudan at US Holocaust Memorial Museum
November 15, 2017
Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses the crisis in South Sudan, what she witnessed on her recent trip to the region, and what needs to be done put an end to the violence and bring peace to the world's newest nation.
Confirmation of State-Led Mass Killing in Egypt and South Sudan
August 13, 2014
Two recent reports released by Human Rights Watch offer further confirmation of episodes of state-led mass killing in Egypt and South Sudan, beginning in 2013. In our 2013 risk assessments, South Sudan and Egypt were ranked 4th and 6th, respectively, as countries most likely to experience state-led mass killing.
UN Peacekeeping and Violence in Civil Wars
June 13, 2014
A recent post on this blog by Alessandra Necamp aptly discusses our paper in the American Journal of Political Science, which shows that when appropriately composed in personnel type and number, UN peacekeeping missions reduce violence against civilians in civil wars. These findings can be held in light of a recent Amnesty International report on increasing violence against civilians in South Sudan.
Do U.N. Peacekeepers Stop Atrocities?
June 3, 2014
The ongoing mass atrocities in South Sudan have been particularly stunning because they have taken place in the presence United Nations peacekeeping forces. Shouldn’t U.N. peacekeepers have prevented these attacks on civilians? More broadly as we consider our annual statistical risk assessments for state-led mass killing, does the presence of U.N. peacekeeping operations reduce the risk of a mass killing episode?