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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Hrant Dink Award given to Saudi activist and Turkish LGBT rights group

Women’s rights activist Samar Badawi from Saudi Arabia and Kaos GL, an initiative that works for LGBT rights in Turkey, have been given this year's International Hrant Dink Award, dedicated to the Turkish-Armenian journalist murdered in 2007.

Thank you, Angela Merkel, thank you, Armin Wegner

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

In the Thirties, Armin Wegner, like a naif Don Quixote, lost all his battles. He reported the indifference of the German army in the Armenian genocide and he was not

Gariwo awarded with Menorah from Anticoli Prize

On the Day of Jewish Culture, the Holocaust Library of Fiuggi set up by historian Pino Pelloni bestowed on Gariwo the Menorah from Anticoli Prize.

A tree for Palmyra Martyr dr. Khalid Asaad

Corriere della Sera editorialist Antonio Ferrari remembered the great archaeologist slaughtered by the ISIS and demands a tree for him on Monte Stella hill. Gariwo joins his call and asks for City Hall to consent to hold such ceremony in September.

A home for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

"Campo Primavera", Spring Camp, a pilot project that combines crowdfunding and volunteering to help the Syrian refugees in Northern Lebanon build houses of clay and straw which are decorous, low-cost and ecologically sound, instead of the barracks, for a decent life.

Iran, a historic turning point

After over twenty months of negotiations, the nuclear deal with Iran was reached. It is an important agreement, with a foreseeably major impact on regional balances, the fight against international terror, the relations between Tehran and Washington and the Iranian economy. We talked about it with Antonio Ferrari, Corriere della Sera editorialist.

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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Mehrangiz Kar

lawyer, writer, lecturer at Harvard University