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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Protest of indian women

Indian women are outraged for the umpteenth rape, the one of a 23-year old girl raped by the driver of the bus on which she was travelling. In the Subcontinent there is a rape every 22 minutes. Open letter of Human Rights Watch to the Indian Prime Minister.

Five actions from Mexico

On the election of Enrique Peña Nieto, Human Rights Watch wrote a letter to the new Mexican President to state the situation of human rights in the country, in the aftermath of the end of the Calderon era. 

Israel, Palestine and moral courage

The admission of Palestine as observer at United Nations gives an important message: States like Germany, Great Britain and Italy don't trust in Israel's promises for a peaceful future. This decision has to face a new scenario in Mid-East: Israel is military and politically weakened, Turkey and Egypt support Hamas and Syria could be the base of islamic terrorism.

Congo, rebels seize Goma

War is ravaging the rich region of Eastern Congo, murdering and displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians. We asked for the opinion of Yolande Mukagasana, witness to the Rwandan genocide and Righteous in the Garden of Milan, who is fighting for genocide prevention. 

"America of rights, and duties"

Barack Obama is re-elected as President of the US. In his inaugural speech he said: "The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great".

South Sudan's marathonete

28-year old Guor Marial qualified in Minneapolis and will now run in London. Behind his shoulders he leaves a tragic story: he lost his family under the blows of Omar Bashir's militaries. He runs under Olympic flag. 

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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