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For a Garden of the Righteous in Rwanda

Yolande Mukagasana, GARIRWA founder and relentless witness to the Rwandan Genocide honored in the Garden of the Righteous in Milan, held a ceremony in Kigali to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the tragedy and plan the creation of the Rwandan Garden of the Righteous. 

Armin T. Wegner and the moral failure of the Twentieth Century

Why did everything repeat in history, as the Qohelet said, asked himself Armin Wegner? The Pope probably reproposed the same question by remembering the Armenian genocide and giving it a clear and precise name. By Gabriele Nissim

The Armenian Righteous in the Milan Garden

Many are the Righteous who opposed the Metz Yeghern - the Great Evil, the genocide against the Armenians that started 100 years ago.

Hrant Dink-Street in Gezi Park

Dogan Akhanli, German-Turkish writer and activist honored on 6 March, European Day of the Righteous, held a performance on his last day in Turkey, the country that imprisoned him for 4 months for denouncing the Armenian genocide. We are pleased to publish the text, based on his latest novel Die Richter des jüngsten Gerichts (the Judges of the Most Recent Court).  

Impressions following a trip to Cambodia

Gariwo Teaching Commission's member Prof. Salvatore Pennisi visited Cambodia November last year. On the anniversary of the khmer rouge tragedy, he told us about the impressions drawn from his visit to the museum of S-21 jail and conversations with the local guides.  

Heritage for Peace

Through our heritage-protection projects we hope to foster peace. It is only through (professional) dialogue that peace can be reached and inclusiveness can be (re-)established. By Rene Teijgeler, Heritage for Peace

Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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Anatoly Marchenko

was a Soviet dissident, author, and human rights campaigner