Human rights and crimes against humanity

The term crime against humanity is mentioned for the first time on the occasion of the massacre of the Armenians, but will be defined precisely, within international law, only on the occasion of the Nuremberg Trials.

In the same years, the term genocide, coined by the Polish Jew Raphael Lemkin, was introduced. This crime, defined as the "systematic destruction of a group of people because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race", will be codified by the United Nations General Assembly in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948.

Over the years we have collected editorials, interviews, analyzes, reports on international contexts in which crimes against humanity and human rights violations have occurred.

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