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August 29, 2022
Remarks by Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, at an event on Syria, held at the British Embassy in Washington DC.
August 22, 2022
Reflections on the horror of the 2013 chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime on Ghouta and the many lives lost, and the numerous other attacks, using chemical and conventional weapons, launched on its own people by a regime, still in power and rooted in impunity.
April 27, 2022
Remarks delivered by Naomi Kikoler, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, at the Embassy of France’s screening of the film “Bringing Assad to Justice.”
March 24, 2022
A gravedigger from Syria shares his story about the mass atrocities he witnessed the Syrian regime commit against civilians, and pleads with Americans to prevent further crimes and suffering.
March 15, 2022
Remarks delivered on March 15, 2022 by Alfred Münzer at the United States Capitol as part of an event to draw attention to the ongoing mass atrocities committed by the Assad regime against Syrian civilians.
March 14, 2022
On the eleventh anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian crisis, we spoke with Fadel Abdul Ghany, founder and CEO of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, about the ongoing crimes the Syrian government is committing against civilians, including arbitrary arrests and detention in horrific conditions where they are subjected to torture and other crimes.
August 5, 2021
The Simon-Skjodt Center is deeply concerned about the growing risk of mass atrocities in and around the southern Syrian city of Dara’a, where civilian casualties are mounting.
March 15, 2021
The following letter was shared by Caesar with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum as part of our anniversary event marking ten years of mass atrocities against civilians in Syria.
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 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.