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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Turkey is heading out of Europe after the referendum

The 16 April vote did not give President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the full victory he expected and caused wide protests among the people, which are totally ignored, says Turkish writer and political scientist Cengiz Aktar in this interview.


We stand with Gabriele del Grande

Gabriele del Grande is a well known italian journalist and documentarist. While he was in Turkey trying to reach Syria  he was arrested on April 9 in the turkish region of Hatay, near the syrian border. Since then, he is under unjustified detention and his documents have been seized jointly with his telephone.


If History repeats itself by Konstanty Gebert

"The resurfacing of nationalism comes at a price. It may cost us our stability and peace". The remarks by Konstanty Gebert, brilliant pen of Polish journalism and Solidarity exponent, at the third meeting of the series “The crisis of Europe and the Righteous of our time".


Emotion Europe

"We can no more afford a romantic vision of Europe, the one of the Manifesto of Ventotene, but we shall rethink and rebuild the Union". The remarks by journalist Ferruccio de Bortoli at the meeting The crisis of Europe.


Europe is necessary, but this does not mean it is possible, as well

"Now there are no alternatives to political unity. Europe is thus necessary, but this does not mean it is also possible". Philosopher Massimo Cacciari's remarks at the meeting "The crisis of Europe" organized by Gariwo in cooperation with Franco Parenti Theatre.


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.


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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