Fahndungsplakat des US State Departments (2003) | Plakatausschnitt, Public Domain.

Félicien Kabuga: Der meistgesuchte Mann des Völkerstrafrechts und seine Flucht durch Frankfurt

Am 16. Mai 2020 wurde der mutmaßliche Hauptfinanzier des Völkermordes in Ruanda, Félicien Kabuga, in einem Pariser Vorort festgenommen. Dem wohl meistgesuchten Mann der internationalen Strafjustiz gelang es 26 Jahre lang, sämtlichen staatlichen und internationalen Behörden zu entgehen. Die Spur des heute Mittachtzigjährigen führte zwischen 1994 und 2020 aus Ruanda nach Frankreich, unter anderem über die Demokratische Republik Kongo, die Schweiz und Kenia – und auch über Frankfurt am Main.

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Yezidi women from different parts of the Kurdistan region waiting for the daily communal lunch in the holy Yezidi temple Lalish. | Photo: Rosa Burç
Yezidi women from different parts of the Kurdistan region waiting for the daily communal lunch in the holy Yezidi temple Lalish. | Photo: © Rosa Burç

Endangered Future: Yezidis in Post-Genocide Iraq and the Need for International Support

As the international memory of ISIS’ genocide against the Yezidi population of Şengal in Northern Iraq recedes, its victims have been left to languish increasingly hopelessly, in refugee camps with little realistic prospect of returning to their homes. Tens of thousands of displaced Yezidis remain dispersed across Northern Iraq, hundreds of kidnapped Yezidi girls and women are unaccounted for and the fates of many of their male relatives unknown. In the short term, there is an urgent need for international protection from further attacks, the recognition of a political status for Şengal and immediate aid for refugee camps to create the conditions for Yezidi genocide survivors to return, resettle and gain a sense of political stability and empowerment.

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The Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia's official Genocide memorial
The Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia's official Genocide memorial | Photo: z@doune | CC BY 2.0

Turkey and the “so-called” Armenian Genocide: the politics of denial in European and domestic affairs

The Armenian Genocide or, as it is labelled in mainstream Turkish discourse, the “so-called Genocide,” continues to fuel political tensions, both internationally and at home. Use of the G-word by governments worldwide invariably provokes a reaction from Ankara, whose genocide denial continues to shape and colour Turkish foreign policy as well as domestic matters. Strikingly enough, however, the most important institution of the Armenians in Turkey has also participated in the politics of denial in recent years. How do the politics of such genocide recognition and denial play out, and what do they imply?

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