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Human rights and crimes against humanity

30 days for freedom

3 May will be the day to celebrate freedom of the press where it has been conquered, but also to acknowledge the fragility of this achievement. Gariwo joined the campaign launched by WAN-IFRA and it will publish a story of a persecuted journalist or media worker a day for 30 days.

Dark implications over the Grand Prix

Maryam al-Khawaja, Bahraini human rights defender has spoken out and demanded the removal of Bahrain from the Formula 1 lineup, as it legitimizes the harsh Khalifa regime and encourages a crackdown on human rights activists in Bahrain. 

Moscow and Washington removed from each other

After the referendum of 16 March in Crimea, the international community approved sanctions against Russia, up to the point of de facto suspending Moscow from the G8 and establishing that a G7 will be summoned in Brussels. We asked for the opinion of Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, professor of International Relations at the Catholic University of Milan.

Twitter Blocked in Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has sparked international and local criticism after blocking the country's access to Twitter to prevent the spread of purported evidence of his corruption. 

Sakineh free

But the terms of release are still unclear. It could be definitive but also temporary, conditional or limited. International mobilization played a key role. The authorities claim they are only applying the islamic law and nobody's rights have been violated. 

Crackdown intensifies on journalists in Vietnam

Pham Viet Dao is the latest victim in a campaign of arrests by the Vietnamese communist government in an effort to suppress dissidence, specifically on popular internet blogs.

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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