Evidence of Russian atrocities against the Ukrainian people is mounting, with each day bringing fresh horrors. The calls for criminal accountability for the atrocities being committed in Ukraine must be met with States’ durable commitment to provide political backing, funding, and other resources needed to lay a foundation for accountability.
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India ranks second in the Early Warning Project’s Statistical Risk Assessment for 2021-22, marking its highest risk and rank to date. For the last five years, India has ranked in the top 15 highest-risk countries. In this interview, human rights attorney and law professor Waris Husain discusses the country’s mass atrocity risks. He describes potential scenarios, drivers, dynamics, and recommendations for the international community.
How does forced displacement impact civilians and survivors of mass atrocities? Read about the case of Phnom Penh, a city of 3 million Cambodians evacuated by Khmer Rouge soldiers on April 17, 1975.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-six years after the end of the Bosnian war, the country could be on the brink of disintegration, while continued genocide denial, recent hate incidents, and divisive nationalism raise concerns about conflict escalation and civilian targeting.
One year after Burma’s military leaders seized power in a coup, the risk of further mass atrocities against the Rohingya and other ethnic and religious minorities across the country is growing.
Chad’s risk increased significantly in this year’s Early Warning Project Statistical Risk Assessment, from 23rd in 2020–21 to tenth in 2021–22. In this interview, researcher and journalist Jérôme Tubiana discusses the risks for future violence against civilians in Chad. He describes potential conflict scenarios, drivers, dynamics, and recommendations for the international community.
After a year of mass atrocities against Tigrayan and other ethnic groups in Ethiopia, the immediate risk facing civilians is expanding to new areas. Famine, crimes against humanity and war crimes by multiple armed actors are placing all civilians at risk with no end in sight.