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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.
Our Enduring Commitment to Syria
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.
Nine Years Since Ghouta: Reflecting on the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria
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.
Simon-Skjodt Center Director Delivers Remarks on the Need for Accountability in Syria
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.”
A Message to America from a Gravedigger in Syria
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.
Holocaust Survivor Al Munzer Speaks at US Capitol about Mass Atrocities in Syria
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.
Portraits of the Disappeared: An Interview with Fadel Abdul Ghany
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.
Civilians at Imminent Risk of Mass Atrocities in Dara’a City, Syria
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.
Message from Caesar on 10 Year Anniversary of Syrian Uprising
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.
The Path to Reparations for Victims of IS Crimes in Iraq
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.