Genocide prevention

The prevention of genocides is on the agenda of international politics after the tragedies of the twentieth century in Europe and the opening of other fronts of persecution and extermination in the world. The milestone of this issue is the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948, strongly desired by the Polish Jewish jurist Raphael Lemkin.

The sensitivity of the States has grown with the new millennium, but it still remains very limited and too often powerless.

Over the years, thanks to the fundamental collaboration with historians Marcello Flores and Anna Foa, Gariwo has increasingly oriented itself towards this goal, focusing on knowledge of contexts as a central element for an effective prevention of genocides and mass atrocities.

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