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Human rights and crimes against humanity

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

Punished for their freedom and nature

From second world war on, women have been persecuted worldwide both because of their religious or political belonging and for their own gender identity. This article features stories of women who suffered from and struggled against evil. 

The identity of the Jewish state

What are Israel's reactions to the recognition of the Holocaust made by Abu Mazen? How do the Israeli intellectuals deal with Holocaust memory, and the awareness of the nakba? Recent debate involves figures such as Saul Friedlander, of whom we present an article here, Avraham Burg and Yair Auron. 

In Guatemala there was no genocide

An act passed by the Parliament stated it was "legally impossible" that genocide occurred in the country from 1982-83. Victims' families fear this may hinder their effort to achieve justice.

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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Jean-Sélim Kanaan

aid worker killed in the attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad