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.
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On March 23, 2023 Simon-Skjodt Center director Naomi Kikoler delivered this testimony to the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.
In February, the Early Warning Project launched its latest global risk assessment report, identifying Pakistan, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar as highest risk for experiencing a new mass killing in 2022 or 2023.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide seeks applicants for a fellowship to assess risks of mass atrocities in Uganda.
Twenty years ago, Sudanese government forces and allied Arab militias launched a systematic campaign of destruction against villages largely belonging to the Fur, Zaghawa, and Masalit peoples in Darfur, Sudan. Today, civilians in Darfur remain at risk of mass atrocities.
Genocide survivor Niemat Ahmadi reflects on two decades of horrific violence in Darfur and the long overdue need for justice and accountability.
After a year of war, civilians in Ukraine have suffered horrific crimes and face ongoing risks that may worsen depending on the trajectory of the conflict. A rare source of hope may be the strides being made by Ukrainian and international actors in advancing justice.
We asked experienced practitioners: What makes targeted sanctions more likely to prevent atrocities?
As part of our “Lessons Learned in Preventing and Responding to Mass Atrocities” project, the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide interviewed experienced practitioners working on targeted sanctions in the US government to summarize experiential knowledge about the use of targeted sanctions to help prevent mass atrocities.
Women and girls in Afghanistan are enduring deepening human rights violations and waves of violence. A group of UN experts says the Taliban’s treatment of women and girls may amount to gender persecution, a crime against humanity.
Civilians in Ethiopia have suffered war crimes and crimes against humanity over the past two years of armed conflict, including targeting on the basis of real or perceived identity. The Simon-Skjodt Center urges vigilance as civilians continue to face attacks despite an agreement to cease hostilities.