The courage to care, the resolve to act

The courage to care, the resolve to act

United Nations celebrate Holocaust rescue deeds

For Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013 Un Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon urges world leaders and citizens to deploy "courage to care, resolve to act" face the persecutions that still plague the international community.

Can evil be banal?

Can evil be banal?

reflections on Hannah Arendt and the Eichmann trial

Historian Yaacov Lozowick and writer Deborah Lipstadt reflect on the thoughts of the Hannover philosopher 50 years after the historic trial.

The uses and abuses of the G-word

The uses and abuses of the G-word

genocide definition discussed by The Economist

"Many people, faced with any of the scenes created by systematic slaughter during the 20th century would simply say: “I may not be a lawyer, but I know genocide when I see it.” The reality of genocide may be easy to grasp at a gut level, yet its definition is complex". Article inside.

Preventing genocide by defying human nature

Preventing genocide by defying human nature

interview to Yehuda Bauer

Israeli scholar Yehuda Bauer, in Berne for the Third regional forum on genocide prevention, gave an interview to Swiss Info ahead of the meeting. In it he puts forward the thesis that preventing genocide is possible, but it must be done in defiance of human nature, split between group cohesion and instinct to fight the other or the stranger.

Understanding genocide to prevent it

Understanding genocide to prevent it

lessons by Bauer and Goldhagen

Historians Yehuda Bauer and Daniel Goldhagen devoted their lives to studying genocide in order to prevent it from happening ever again. According to Goldhagen "a few political leaders can go a long way" toward ending such tragedies. According to Bauer to study the Holocaust it is important to consider the "Jewish reaction".

Genocide Prevention Now

Genocide Prevention Now

an important online magazine

The Holocaust and Genocide Institute of Jerusalem with the support of Carnegie Corporation of New York publishes a journalistic blog for "all people taking sides of protecting all human life".
From now the Gariwo Website is included in its directory of cultural associations active against genocide.

How to prevent genocide

How to prevent genocide

Samantha Power explains US policy

The High Officer for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the United States Samantha Power described the operational guidelines of her Country against genocide: a fresh strategic commitment, an adequate organizational structure and the systematization of prevention.

Preventing genocide

Preventing genocide

the activity of the Holocaust Museum in Washington

The site of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum contains a very important section devoted to the efforts that individuals and States can make against the extermination of entire peoples. Preventing genocide has two main areas: the one of the actions that people can take and the one devoted to the modern massacres (Bosnia, Congo, Rwanda, Darfur).

Genocide prevention

Genocide prevention

A report offer hints to the new US administration

A report by a task force headed by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Defense Secretary William Cohen argues that it is possible to prevent genocide before it spins out of control.

The Enough Project and the prevention of genocides

The Enough Project and the prevention of genocides

by Patricia Garrity and Niccole Rovero

Before the re-election of Obama we saw on Internet that some human rights experts prepared a vade mecum on the respect of the fundamental rights directed on the future President of USA. We liked this idea and we wrote to John Bradshaw of the Atrocities Prevention Board, who heads Enough project, whose objective is to prevent crimes against humanity in Africa.

Boualem Sansal and David Grossman together in Strasbourg

Boualem Sansal and David Grossman together in Strasbourg

for peace in the Mid-East

The Israeli writer and his Arab fellow have launched in Strasbourg a call for peace in the Mid-East. The former lost a son in Lebanon, the other is treated like a traitor in his homecountry. Now they propose a "UNO of writers", where intellectuals take in charge the world's issues.

We have made it!

We have made it!

the European day of the Righteous will take place!

The official confirmation from Brussels: we exceeded the 378 signatures necessary to establish the European day of the Righteous, those who have rescued and defended human dignity during genocides and totalitarianism. The approval of Written Declaration n. 3/2012 is a milestone, the first Declaration by the European Parliament in genocide prevention.