#Genocide

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

'The Past Will Not Let Me Sleep': One Sudan Refugee Shares His Harrowing Story

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

Hassan Hassan was just seven years old when his father was killed by janjaweed - the militia which operates in Darfur, Sudan. “I remember it exactly...

Why The Holocaust Is At The Heart Of Holocaust Memorial Day

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

At its core, Holocaust Memorial Day brings together people from all backgrounds and from all corners of society, united in a shared aim of learning lessons from the past to create a safer, better future. From schools to museums, workplaces to places of worship and even in youth detention centres and prisons, the diversity of those taking part couldn't be more apparent.

Thanks to Jeremy Corbyn from the people of West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Benny Wenda

Statement by the National Committee for West Papua, KNPB, a Papuan peoples' organization that campaigns in a non-violent way, for an independence refe...

Getting the Facts Straight on West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Benny Wenda

Life in West Papua is very hard. We do not enjoy the freedoms that people in many democratic countries get to experience. We cannot raise our national...

Documentary Films, Mass Killing and the Urgent Need to Remember

Julia Wagner | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK
Julia Wagner

We urgently need documentary films about events that took place in the 1940s, 50s and 60s globally and locally, now because of the threat to living memory. Soon we will only be able to document new information from the sons and daughters of the era. And if I can't even recall my actions or find my notebook from three years ago, what hope do we have on a national or international scale of remembering the past?

We Must Recognise Genocide to Act - Why Defining Daesh Atrocities Is Important

Stephen Twigg | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

Daesh's appalling actions in the Middle East are well documented, but most people have not heard the full horrors. They have committed crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and war crimes against Christian, Yazidi, Turimen, Shabak, Sabaean-Mandaean, and Kaka'I people across Northern Iraq. The manner in which these awful crimes are taking place is truly shocking... Too often in history we have been silent in the face of atrocities. It is time we heed the warnings of past generations - 'never again' - and we ensure that action is taken against Daesh for their ongoing genocide.

George Clooney Finds Fame 'Suffocating' But He's Using It To Underline A Global Problem

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney has explained that despite finding his fame "suffocating" at times, he believes it could give a voice to those who can't be heard. Spea...

The Living Hell of Kurdish Yezedi Women

Gary Kent | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Runak is a Kurdish Yezidi and one of 5,000 women and children enslaved by Daesh. Her husband was taken, presumed dead. Her eldest son was abducted, probably to a Daesh training camp. Her eight-year old son was held for months and returned, probably after sexual abuse.

Don't Stand By to Intolerance, Hatred and Genocide

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Today is the day to remember and honour these brave men and other heroes who refused to stand by in the face of evil. And not just during the Second World War.

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.

British Teens To Stand Trial Over Alleged Theft From Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Two British schoolchildren accused of stealing items from Auschwitz will stand trial, it has been announced. Two teenagers from Perse School, in Ca...

Rwanda: Kagame Third Term - Popular Support but a Wary Ruling Party

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Phil Clark

On 8 October 2015, Rwanda's Supreme Court ruled that Paul Kagame could run for a third presidential term in 2017, dismissing the opposition Democratic...

The Failure to Uphold Proper Standards of Justice Will Cost Bangladesh's Apparent Commitment to Ending Impunity and Upholding the Rule of Law Dearly

Toby Cadman | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

To Bangladesh experience will be remembered as a wasted opportunity to end impunity and hold those who committed the gravest of international crimes accountable. It should serve as a reminder of the damage that can be done where the pursuit of justice is used to settle political scores.

Woman, 91, Charged Over 260,000 Deaths At Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A 91-year-old woman has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations she was part of the Nazi SS serving in the Auschwitz ...

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

Serbian Prime Minister Attacked During Srebrenica Massacre Commemoration

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was attacked during an event commemorating the Srebrenica slaughter 20 years. As Vucic entered the cemetery...

Former US Governor Solves America's Centuries-Old Problem Of Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Former Arkansas governor and Republican 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee solved America’s centuries–old problem of racism on Tuesday. Aft...

How Genocide Can Happen on Our Ordinary Streets

Tim Curtis | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Tim Curtis

"Bosnia is a beautiful place which is in sharp contrast to the evidence of the conflict which is still very much there. Sarajevo is peppered with bull...

Justice Delayed and Denied

Noam Schimmel | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Noam Schimmel

The conclusions of the study will provide Germany with the information needed to reflect upon how and why such injustice was allowed and sustained for decades and to ensure better mechanisms for human rights accountability now and in the future in the German legal system. It will also enable a necessary public discussion of how this failure to prosecute and punish can be addressed at such a late date.

Racists on Trains and the Silence of the Bystander

Gabriel Webber | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Gabriel Webber

History's worst acts of evil all happened amidst the silence of the bystander. Ms Nagesh is most unwise to encourage her readers to keep quiet when they witness acts of hatred.

Walking Where Some of the Horror Took Place

Meg Munn | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Trying to comprehend the numbers of people is a challenge when they are so huge, remembering that these were all individuals is important. The Holocaust Education Trust tries to help this by emphasising individual stories through survivor testimonies and pictures of victims' lives before the war.

Why We Need to Remember Srebrenica

Zarah Sultana | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The British government is funding 750 young Britons to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn lessons from the Bosnian war and recognise the dangers of what can manifest when racism, religious-hatred and discrimination go unchallenged and ethnic divisions are exploited by political leaders...

Murder Is Easy

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

How can I teach my children that respect for life, all life is important? Whilst we put women to death for being raped? Whilst we wage war on out-groups? Whilst we kill animals for our own pleasure? Some beings are worthy of life...

Bob Geldof's African Complex

Ronnie Joice | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ronnie Joice

Here's a wild thought: Could Bob Geldof turn out to become one of Africa's worst enemies despite his original masterstroke of giving a platform to ageing rockers, publicity-hungry pop stars and dubious has-been singers to help promote their all-conquering charitable efforts?