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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Ban Ki Moon urges Alliance of Civilizations

UN Secretary General recently in Bali prompted world leaders to counter fragmentation and ensure peace by fostering unity within diversity. He tackled the problem of sectarian violence and prejudice and appealed for the end of hostilities in Iraq.

The brave struggle

We publish here an article by the philosopher Francesco Tava about the idea of Europe like a "Fortress" and the future of the European identity, originally published on opedDemocracy on 16 July 2014

Iraq, the birth of the fanatical caliphate

The new state occupies a large part of northern Syria and northern and eastern pieces of Iraq. They have carried out crucifixions, beheadings, live video, kidnappings and all sorts of crime to reduce the inhabitants into submission. "Reject democracy and return to Islam," proclaimed spokesman of the Caliphate, al-Adnani, to terrified civilians.

Continued gender inequality in Iran

Despite Brazilian women being given the chance to attend, Iranian women were forced to stand outside the gates as they cheered during the men's national volleyball match. The popularity of protesting this clear inequality grows, but women are still banned from such events that "involving men's teams".

Human Rights Watch Film Festival – New York

Human Rights watch, an organization dedicated to preserving human rights, holds an annual film festival. It celebrates the progress of the work that has been done, as well as highlights what issues society still faces. It gives filmmakers and artists around the world the ability to showcase their talent through the lens of Human Rights.

Tiananmen activists listed as “most wanted"

Over 500 dissidents including many students would have been helped expatriate, often after serving years in jail after 4 June 1989, by the Hong Kong Alliance for Tiananmen Students

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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The book

​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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Raphael Lemkin

the great jurist who coined the word “genocide”