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Recognition of the Armenian genocide

"And it is precisely the Turkish civil society that can be expected to push for change: let people think, know, “acknowledge” in the future, to prevent and give new generations the opportunity to deal with History openly and critically". By Pietro Kuciukian 


The children of the genocide

25 years ago Rwanda's genocide began. It lasted 100 days and killed about a million people. One of the most profound consequences that the genocide has left in Rwanda is that of the difficulty of integration and the psychological trauma that the so-called “children of the killers” experience. These are thousands of children born from the rapes used as a weapon of war during the days of the massacres, who have now become adults. 


Italy recognizes the Armenian genocide

On 10 April 2019, the Chamber of Deputies approved with 382 votes in favour, no votes against and 43 abstentions, the unitary motion for the recognition of the Armenian genocide, the extermination of one and a half million people perpetrated by the Young Turks, between 1915 and 1917, in the territories of the Ottoman Empire against the Christian minority.


Remembering and bearing witness to the Good

To talk about the subject “Remembering and bearing witness to the Good”, I cannot help without describing Cambodia’s recent history, a series of events, which is still little known and that many do not remember about.


The Righteous of Rwanda

The Genocide against the Tutsis that took place in Rwanda in 1994 was surely the shortest and fastest of history: it lasted three months, and over those three months 1.074.017 were killed. My family had always been a Tutsi family, therefore persecuted ever since the onset back in 1957...


From indifference to genocide: does history never stop repeating itself?

We have done our duty to Humanity. Now you have the duty to defend that democracy that I have spoken about and to support those comrades, partisans, who are still fighting for freedom. Kurdish women say: Or freedom or death. Hazal Koyuncuer, representative of the Kurdish Community in Milan


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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