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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Fighting for peace

Combatants for peace is an association founded by former Tsahal soldiers and Palestinian militiamen to foster dialogue and mutual recognition among the two peoples. 


"Netanyahu doesn't know history"

Holocaust historian and Yad Vashem Scientific Adviser Yehuda Bauer turns age 87 and shares his views about everything, from Nazi past to current politics, with a view to his long and adventurous existence. 


The War in Syria Through a Child’s Eyes

Violence continues in Syria: University of Damascus bombing, violence in the streets and the alarming number of displaced people. Meanwhile, Turkey is accused of having rejected Syrian refugees from a refugee camp. The British broadcaster Channel 4 shows the conflict through the eyes of a child.


Remarks of President Barack Obama To the People of Israel

On the 21st of March, 2013 President Barack Obama visited Jarusalem and gave a speech emphasizing the importance of freedom, justice and peace – “people deserve to be free in the land of their own”. He touched the topics of Syria, Palestine, and Lebanon and gave his own perspectives of the complicated political situation in these countries.


Argentina and Operation Condor

Life in jail for Reynaldo Bignone, Argentina's dictator in 1982-83, sentenced for crimes against the humanity perpetrated in the centre of torture against opponents of Campo de Mayo. The verdicts comes a few days after the beginning of the major trial against the former dictators of Latin Americas for the notorious Operation Condor.


Grotius and Saint Thomas in Hollande's pantheon?

France anticipated the time schedule for military intervention in Mali. The United Nations nonetheless backed the decision as "it complies with the international legality". Analysis of the "righteousness" and the humanitarian consequences of the upcoming war. 


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

Multimedia

The rescuers

movie about 'courage to care' in World War Two and the Rwandan genocide

Featured story

Raphael Lemkin

the great jurist who coined the word “genocide”