Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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​Do Not Hate Your Enemy: The Challenge Of The Righteous

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

In his recent book Insoumis, Todorov offers usa very original contribution about the

Genocide in Cambodia 41 years on

Claire Ly is an extraordinary witness to the genocide committed by the Khmer Rouges, to which she lost her father, husband and brothers. The author of fundamental books such as Retour de l'enfer and La mangrove, she is honoured inside the Garden of the Righteous of Milan.

In memory of Giulio The Righteous Regeni

Editorial by Riccardo Noury, spokesperson Amnesty International, Italian branch; translation from Italian by Carolina Figini

Riccardo Noury, Spokesperson of Amnesty International Italy, in the following article for Gariwo remembers the Italian boy tortured and killed in Egypt and explains why we should consider him as an exemplary figure.&

Agos, 20 years of independent journalism

Founded by Hrant Dink and a group of friends as an expression of the Armenian community, it is aiming to further open its pages to democracy, minority rights and pluralism related issues in a country where political debate and freedom of expression face increasing restrictions by the executive power.

Remembering by fighting genocidal ideology

Editorial by Françoise Kankindi, Bene Rwanda

The 22nd Day of Memory of Genocide against the Tutsis, Kwibuka 22, focuses on the theme of the struggle against the genocidal ideology that has 

We will bring life back to Palmyra

Editorial by Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General DGAM - Syria

Palmyra, pearl of the desert, contains the ruins of a great city. Its art and architecture between the first century BC and the third century AD blended Greek and Roman techniques, local traditions and Persian influences.


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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