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The Memory of the Armenian Genocide

100 years after the Metz Yeghern, the "Great Evil" that hit the Armenian people, many towns remember the genocide perpetrated by the Young Turks through exhibitions, meetings, readings and conferences.


​Cambodia, 40 years on

40 years ago on 17 April the Khmer Rouges of Pol Pot entered Phnom Penh, setting on the outbreak of the Genocide that led to the death of nearly 1/6 inhabitants of the South-Eastern Asian country. After a difficult international negotiation, in 2001 a court was set up to judge over those crimes, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.


​Yarmouk, an announced massacre

Since 1 April, IS has launched an offensive against the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus. Israeli Arab Member of the Parliament Ahmed Tibi told the daily newspaper Haaretz that IS killed about a thousand people in the camp


IS, the right definition

Editorial by Antonio Ferrari, Corriere della Sera editorialist

It is clear that etymology does not suffice to catalogue and define the most brutal violence. Nonetheless, I am stimulated by Gabriele Nissim’s proposal to look for


The new Rwanda

21 years have gone by since the shooting down, in the night of 6/7 April 1994, of the plane of President Habyarimana, that started genocide in Rwanda. The country is the third African power, pointed towards future and reconstruction. But what is the role of the past in this process?


​Choosing the right word

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

We must give a proper name to what is happening today in the Arab and Muslim World, with the advance of the IS and the row of attacks unfolding in those countries, which are hitting European citizens, too.

Unless we clarify things


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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The book

Who Betrayed the Jews?

Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Multimedia

Kinyarwanda

by Alrick Brown (2011)

Featured story

Hawa Aden Mohamed

teacher and girls’ rights activist