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Jan 30, 2022, 1:00 PM
From Berlin 1936 to Beijing 2022 – passing the baton for ‘the Genocide Games’
In less than a month, on 4 February, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games will kick off. Such an occasion is usually a cause for celebration and jubilation for the host country, but it is also only a month since an Independent Tribunal found the...
Jun 10, 2021, 12:34 PM
International Olympic Committee must learn lessons of 1936
In 1935, a year before Germany was due to host the 1936 Olympics, British athletes called on Adolf Hitler to mark the Games by freeing imprisoned Jewish athletes and others incarcerated “for racial or religious reasons”. They called on the UK government to back their...
Jun 20, 2018, 7:31 PM
By turning its back on the UN, the US weakens its position
Lasting solutions to the many serious abuses of human rights worldwide will only be tackled by nations sitting down and talking – and, yes, often arguing – about the issues. Like any human institution, the UN’s Human Rights Council is far from perfect, but it...
Mia Hasenson-Gross is human rights charity René Cassin’s Director