Versione italiana | Search in site:

Human rights and crimes against humanity

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.

Turkey, solidarity with Cumhuriyet journalists

Ten public figures asked to be prosecuted for declaring their support to the news reports published on Cumhuriyet daily newspaper by Can Dündar and Erdem Gul, as a sign of solidarity with the two journalists imprisoned on charges of revealing state secrets and espionage.

​Italian diplomacy and human rights

Editorial by Emilio Barbarani, former Ambassador to Santiago del Chile

“Holocaust Memorial Day” is a day of sombre remembrance for many people and particularly for the Jews, who still deeply suffer from the scars left in their souls by centuries of discriminations, culminated in the Shoah. In

Milan's response against terror

The international meeting "The moral example set by Khaled al-Asaad. Saving Palmyra, civil heritage of Humanity” of 18 November will take place at 17.30 at Piccolo Teatro Grassi in Via Rovello 2 - and not in Alessi Room as previously indicated.

Good Morning Syria, the voice of the civil society

Young reporters, photographers and video/audio-makers report on the daily lives of Syrians and the hopes of those who do not surrender to war. A network spread all over the country to overcome the uproar of the various warring factions and inform the international community.

Indonesia and the fear 50 years after the genocide

50 years after the genocide, we have talked with Joshua Oppenheimer about perpetrators guilt, the way Indonesia is now dealing with its past and the possibility of a reconciliation between victims and perpetrators.

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. 

read more

The book

​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis


The war rapes in Congo

by Marco Gualazzini and Daniele Bellocchio

Featured story

Sihem Bensedrine

journalist and civil rights activist