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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Ankara attack. The strategy of terror failed

Ankara 10 October deadly bomb attack has shaken Turkey provoking mass protests against Erdogan and the government. Gariwo has asked Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar about the political scenario and the coming elections with an eye on the pressure imposed by the government to limit Turkish media freedom.

​The Ankara slaughter and Erdogan’s arrogance

On past 10 October, Ankara, the Turkish capital, was the scene of two blasts that hit dozens activists taking part in a peaceful rally. We have reached Antonio Ferrari, editorialist of the Corriere della Sera, to discuss Turkey's situations only a little before the elections of next 1 November

​“Syrian youths need access to education”

Elena Isayev, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Exeter, offers us a critical examination of the concept of "migration" in our culture, and suggestions on how to help young Syrians to make the difference. The death of archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad? "A deep shock for the whole scientific community".

A great coalition for Syria but Assad is the dilemma

Blocked by mutual vetoes the great powers have not been able to stop the war in Syria. Now the dilemma is whether an alliance with human rights enemies, like Assad and his men, is legitimate in order to defeat ISIS, says Marcello Flores, Professor of Comparative History and History of Human Rights at the University of Siena, who sees an agreement between US, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as the main point.

Hrant Dink Award given to Saudi activist and Turkish LGBT rights group

Women’s rights activist Samar Badawi from Saudi Arabia and Kaos GL, an initiative that works for LGBT rights in Turkey, have been given this year's International Hrant Dink Award, dedicated to the Turkish-Armenian journalist murdered in 2007.

Thank you, Angela Merkel, thank you, Armin Wegner

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

In the Thirties, Armin Wegner, like a naif Don Quixote, lost all his battles. He reported the indifference of the German army in the Armenian genocide and he was not

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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