Human rights and crimes against humanity
Elena Isayev, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Exeter, offers us a critical examination of the concept of "migration" in our culture, and suggestions on how to help young Syrians to make the difference. The death of archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad? "A deep shock for the whole scientific community".
Blocked by mutual vetoes the great powers have not been able to stop the war in Syria. Now the dilemma is whether an alliance with human rights enemies, like Assad and his men, is legitimate in order to defeat ISIS, says Marcello Flores, Professor of Comparative History and History of Human Rights at the University of Siena, who sees an agreement between US, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as the main point.
Women’s rights activist Samar Badawi from Saudi Arabia and Kaos GL, an initiative that works for LGBT rights in Turkey, have been given this year's International Hrant Dink Award, dedicated to the Turkish-Armenian journalist murdered in 2007.
Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini
In the Thirties, Armin Wegner, like a naif Don Quixote, lost all his battles. He reported the indifference of the German army in the Armenian genocide and he was not
On the Day of Jewish Culture, the Holocaust Library of Fiuggi set up by historian Pino Pelloni bestowed on Gariwo the Menorah from Anticoli Prize.
Corriere della Sera editorialist Antonio Ferrari remembered the great archaeologist slaughtered by the ISIS and demands a tree for him on Monte Stella hill. Gariwo joins his call and asks for City Hall to consent to hold such ceremony in September.
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.