September 16, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
German prosecutors on Monday charged a 93-year-old former Waffen SS volunteer with aiding in the murder of at least 300,000 people during his time as a volunteer at Auschwitz. The man is accused of helping collect money stolen from the disposed luggage of inmates and transferring it to the SS's ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Chairperson of the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in North Korea Michael Kirby on Monday compared the alleged crimes of the North Korean regime to those of Nazism, apartheid and the Khmer Rouge. In February UN human rights investigators released a 372-page report detailing ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Bavarian justice minister Winfried Bausback presented a bill on Friday to the German Parliament that would lift the statute of limitations for certain cases involving stolen property. The law would help Jewish families seeking the return of stolen art and other valuables from Nazis. Under ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 18, 2011, a Hungarian court dropped charges against accused Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro, who allegedly participated in a 1942 massacre in Serbia. The decision came down after Kepiro's trial on charges of war crimes had begun. Kepiro denied any involvement in the massacre and all ...[read more]
January 11, 2013
by Sarah Posner
An Austrian court convicted three neo-Nazis on Thursday of glorifying Nazism over the Internet, sentencing them to as many as nine years in prison. Neo-Nazi leader Gottfried Kuessel was sentenced to nine years in prison for creating the Alpen-Donau website, which promotes Nazism. Kuessel spent ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Two independent UN human rights experts noted Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday by calling on the international community to find solutions to the persistent exclusion of Roma denizens from larger society in all countries. "Pharrajimos" is observed each August 2 in remembrance of the ...[read more]
July 18, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 18, 2011, a Hungarian court dropped charges against accused Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro, who allegedly participated in a 1942 massacre in Serbia. The decision came down after Kepiro's trial on charges of war crimes had begun. Kepiro denied any involvement in the massacre and all ...[read more]
April 5, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
The Chilean House of Deputies passed an anti-discrimination law on Wednesday in response to the killing of a 24-year-old gay man, Daniel Zamudio, by a group of alleged neo-Nazis in Santiago, Chile. The lawmakers passed the law by a vote of 58-56, after rejecting three of the Senate amendments to ...[read more]
March 31, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday urged the Chilean government to pass a new law aimed to protect its citizens from discrimination based on their sexual and gender identities. Spokesperson for the OHCHR, Rupert Colville, released the statement in response to ...[read more]
March 11, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 11, 2005, the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, approved a ban on marches by neo-Nazi groups at Holocaust memorial sites amid fears that demonstrations would disrupt the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The legislation also banned marches intended to glorify Nazi- ...[read more]

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