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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Humanity over Animosity

Don’t wish me Happy Birthday

Wish me to . . .

“Stay Alive”

Not forever . . .

Just long enough to see tomorrowS . . .


Atmosphere of conflict in Lesbos

As a citizen of Lesbos, I am trying to save my dignity. You can’t imagine how ashamed some of us are of what is happening. The situation almost seems to be a civil conflict, a terrible reality. Daphne Vloumidi, Lesbos hostess, Righteous of hospitality at Milan Garden of the Righteous Worldwide.


THE TRACE OF DICTATORSHIP. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CHILE?

A friend from Santiago sent me a message in the middle of the night. Saturday night, 1:15 am: “Pietro, have you seen what is happening in Chile? There are soldiers on the street and a curfew has been imposed from 10 pm to 7 am. A protest has started for the increase in public transport prices and then for all issues in the Paìs: health, education, social security. They have burnt buses, destroyed the subway, soldiers have already killed people on the street, hurt high-school youngsters.


Denis Mukwege, the champion of women in the world

Based on the experience of this Garden I would like to say that, among honoured individuals, Denis Mukwege can offer young people the highest moral example. I have never been before such an extraordinary man who makes us understand that evil can be overcome if one has faith not only in God, but also in humanity.


Global change and conflicts for resources

Most water is used in farming and livestock, but 30% of food produced in the world and presumably, 20% of water used are wasted. We are basically drying out populations to produce food that we then throw away. "It is crucial to legally guarantee the right to water and the right to the environment as constitutional principles of each country and as international laws".


Taking action is a choice, to break the spiral of violence

Only the fight against impunity can break the spiral of violence. We all have the power to change the course of history when the beliefs we are fighting for are right. Turning a blind eye to this tragedy is being complicit. It’s not just perpetrators of violence who are responsible for their crimes, it is also those who choose to look the other way.


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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