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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Foibe killings remembrance day 2015

Every year on 10 February, the Italian state celebrates the Foibe killings remembrance day, established by law 92 of 30 March 2004. On this date we remember the Italians of all political and religious creeds, including women, children and elders, who were killed by the Slavic partisans in the aftermath of WW2. 


Ahmed Merabet

When, on 22 July 2011, we got to know that the Utoya slaughterer was Anders Breivik, a young, blond and Christian Norwegian, the attention towards that massacre, where 77 young people died, started fading away.


"If I were a Palestinian I would learn from Ben-Gurion"

Israeli historian Zeev Sternhell, threatened by Israeli extremists because of his conciliating views, gives ironic suggestions to a hypothetic Palestinian negotiator: "Learn from David Ben-Gurion", the founder of the Israeli State who, as opposite to the current leadership, owned "long-term vision". 


On the bride's side

Interview with Gabriele Del Grande, the journalist behind the blog Fortress Europe and director of the movie Io sto con la sposa, now screened in Dubai. Del Grande followed a group migrants on their route from Lampedusa to Northern Europe through many situations including a simulated wedding. 


The call by Oz, Grossman and Yehoshua

The three Israeli writers signed a call to demand European nations to recognize Palestinian statehood. The petition was supported by nearly 900 important personalities including Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and former president of the Israeli parliament Avraham Burg.


The massacre in synagogue, Israel wonders

A few hours after the brutal attack on the synagogue Kehilat Bnei Torah in the Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, we talked to Manuela Dviri, writer and journalist who has devoted her life to promote dialogue and active cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians. 


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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​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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Azucena Villaflor

founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo