Human rights and crimes against humanity
The international meeting "The moral example set by Khaled al-Asaad. Saving Palmyra, civil heritage of Humanity” of 18 November will take place at 17.30 at Piccolo Teatro Grassi in Via Rovello 2 - and not in Alessi Room as previously indicated.
Young reporters, photographers and video/audio-makers report on the daily lives of Syrians and the hopes of those who do not surrender to war. A network spread all over the country to overcome the uproar of the various warring factions and inform the international community.
50 years after the genocide, we have talked with Joshua Oppenheimer about perpetrators guilt, the way Indonesia is now dealing with its past and the possibility of a reconciliation between victims and perpetrators.
We interviewed Yair Auron, professor at the Open University and co-founder of Gariwo-Israel, on the ceremony of next 4 November in the Garden of the Righteous of Neve Shalom to commemorate the Turks who rescued the Armenians, the Armenians who rescued the Jews and the Palestinians and Jews who rescued people of the enemy nation in the Middle-Eastern conflict.
Interview with Dyana Shaloufi-Rizek, director of the Museum of Neve Shalom-Wahat el Salam, about the "intifada of knives", the agreement between Jordan and Israel and the ceremony of 4 November in honour of the Ottomans who rescued the Armenians in 1915.
Ankara 10 October deadly bomb attack has shaken Turkey provoking mass protests against Erdogan and the government. Gariwo has asked Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar about the political scenario and the coming elections with an eye on the pressure imposed by the government to limit Turkish media freedom.
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.