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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Human rights violations in Diyarbakir

A "police operation" to be considered as "state of war" directed against a part of the Turkish citizens, deprived of fundamental rights. The delegation of European lawyers on travel in Turkey defined in this way the situation in Diyarbakir after months of curfew in the Kurdish city. Their remarks in the report released by the UCPI (Union of Italian Penal Chambers) monitors.


​Do Not Hate Your Enemy: The Challenge Of The Righteous

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

In his recent book Insoumis, Todorov offers usa very original contribution about the


In memory of Giulio The Righteous Regeni

Editorial by Riccardo Noury, spokesperson Amnesty International, Italian branch; translation from Italian by Carolina Figini

Riccardo Noury, Spokesperson of Amnesty International Italy, in the following article for Gariwo remembers the Italian boy tortured and killed in Egypt and explains why we should consider him as an exemplary figure.&


The words of Akram Aylisli

Akram Aylisli is an Azeri writer. In 2013 he published a book about the relationship of his people with the Armenian one. Expected to present his book Stone dreams, now published in Italian, as well, last week in Venice, he was stopped by the Azeri authorities at the airport of Baku. Here are his words. 


Destruction perpetrated in the name of diversity

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

The news from the United States, with the success of Donald Trump – who seeks to build fences against Mexicans and Muslims –, from Germany with the success of the new rightwing and the refusal to accept migrants in Central-Eastern


Turkey: journalists Dündar and Gul released

Can Dündar, Editor-in-chief director of the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, the daily’s Ankara bureau chief, were released after the ruling of the Constitutional Court, according to which their arrest had violated their rights. They said they'll continue their struggle for the other jailed journalists.


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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​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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Sunila Abeysekera

singer, actress and minority rights activist