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.
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On January 19 and 24, the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide convened our 2023 Sudikoff Interdisciplinary Seminar on Genocide Prevention. This blog distills the seminar’s key themes on social media platforms, the risks of mass atrocities, and opportunities for atrocity prevention.
Rising political instability in Chad since the April 2021 death of the country’s longtime president has sparked concern of increasing mass atrocity risks. This instability risks worsening underlying and interrelated dynamics across the country. Urgent action is needed to respond to these risks.
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.
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.