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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Denis Mukwege, the champion of women in the world

Based on the experience of this Garden I would like to say that, among honoured individuals, Denis Mukwege can offer young people the highest moral example. I have never been before such an extraordinary man who makes us understand that evil can be overcome if one has faith not only in God, but also in humanity.


Global change and conflicts for resources

Most water is used in farming and livestock, but 30% of food produced in the world and presumably, 20% of water used are wasted. We are basically drying out populations to produce food that we then throw away. "It is crucial to legally guarantee the right to water and the right to the environment as constitutional principles of each country and as international laws".


Taking action is a choice, to break the spiral of violence

Only the fight against impunity can break the spiral of violence. We all have the power to change the course of history when the beliefs we are fighting for are right. Turning a blind eye to this tragedy is being complicit. It’s not just perpetrators of violence who are responsible for their crimes, it is also those who choose to look the other way.


The current human rights challenges

We talked about Europe’s role in the defence of human rights during the second edition of GariwoNetwork, on 29 November at Frigoriferi Milanesi. Our special guest will be historian Marcello Flores, with whom we have talked about the current situation of human rights around the world, between perceptions, challenges and international organizations.


Education denied: the appalling future of children who can’t go to school

Education is a fundamental right that should also be granted to all children, but the current reality couldn't be more distant from that. Moas joined Unicef's call for greater support to Rohingya children: educated children are precious for their community. By Regina Catrambone


People don't die only in the Mediterranean Sea

According to Rohingya testimonials, even though violence appears to have been decreased, persecution is still going on and it is perpetrated through robberies, rapes and systematic sexual violence against women and girls. Additionally, those who are still inside the country are literally starving.


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. 

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Hawa Aden Mohamed

teacher and girls’ rights activist