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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Who destroys memory, can dominate the future

Museums and Monuments, when evocative and in good conditions, are powerful weapons against those who have carefully planned to demolish the beauty, to kill and eliminate any example of human and cultural sharing, to erase the memory of our society, composed by many aspects, cultures, realities.


Hrant Dink's message still strong

An advocate of dialogue between Turks and Armenians and pluralism in Turkey, Dink was also remembered in the commemorations in Istanbul and in France, Germany, Italy, England and Canada on the tenth anniversary since his murder committed by an ultra-nationalist


Syria: freedom for Razan, Samira, Wa'el and Nazim

is the appeal launched by 32 human rights organization for the immediate release of the four activists kidnapped by an armed group in Douma (Damascus) on December 9, 2013. Since then there has been no news about them.


Tahir Elçi: one year after the murder still no truth

The investigations on the killing of the Kurdish lawyer, human rights activist and Head of Diyarbakir Bar Association, gave no results. Friends of Hrant denounce the attempt by the State to conceal the murder of Tahir Elçi just like the murder of Hrant Dink and demand justice.


Europe's new duty

All of a sudden, Europe feels orphaned. Until yesterday it was the United States that saved our continent. Until yesterday it was the United States that saved our continent. This has happened with fascism and communism, as the United States came to the rescue of a Europe that had committed suicide. Now, what for better or worse was our defender, after the election of Donald Trump seems to have taken another road.


Upholding freedom in the Muslim world

Raif Badawi stood for his secular beliefs in a country that denied him liberty of speech, of movement and of free social rights. Raif Badawi is a humanitarian, a free thinker and a blogger. His writing was about ideals of justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms. The letter from his wife, Ensaf Haidar, to Donald Trump


Crimes of genocide and against the humankind

the denial of the individual's value

The first legal definition in the domain of mass persecution dates back to 1915 and concerns the massacres of the Armenian populations perpetrated by the Turks, which were followed by the trials of the perpetrators before the Martial Court. In the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 the Great Powers use the terms "crimes against civilization" and "crimes of lèse-humanity". In the aftermath of Second World War, face the Holocaust tragedy, the Military Tribunal of the Nurnberger Trials against Nazi officials started the proceeding by stating the crimes on which it was competent... On 9 December 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously approved the Convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, which is considered as the most heinous crime against Humanity. 

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animation based on poem by Czeslaw Milosz

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