May 10th, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi or the Burmese Army: Who is Really to Blame for the Lack of Progress?

Nine years after the new constitution was put into place in Burma, and a year after Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party took power in a landslide election, paving the way for democracy to take a hold in the country, human rights violations, democratic issues and conflict still disrupts the march towards progress....

May 2nd, 2017

Sudan and South Sudan and the need for Education

“We want children to grow up to fight with the pen and not the gun”
Nagwa Konda, Director of Nuba Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Organisation History and Context of Sudan and South Sudan’s humanitarian crises:
Map of Sudan and South Sudan compiled from United Nations Data (Eye Radio, 2013)
Sudan, and the now youngest country in the world, South Sudan are areas which have not seen much peace over the past 60 years. ...

April 26th, 2017

Are Rohingya Muslims Facing Genocide?

Olivia Anderson Junior Essay Entry – 3rd Place It can be stated that Rohingya Muslims, who reside in Burma (Ali, 2016b), are facing a genocide....

April 26th, 2017

HART works on human rights issues that often go overlooked. In relation to HART’s work in India, why can traditions be inhibitive to the economic empowerment of women and Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 1?

Jenny Raw Junior Essay Entry – 2nd Prize ‘The strength, industry and wisdom of women remain humanity’s greatest untapped resource....

April 26th, 2017

Dreaming of Peace Again: South Sudan’s Search for Security and the Role of the International Community

John Chua Junior Essay Entry –  1st Prize “A day of triumph for all who cherish the rights of all people to govern themselves in liberty and law.” So extolled US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on what then seemed a dream come true, the birth of newly-independent South Sudan in 2011....

April 26th, 2017

Fighting Forced Marriage and Pregnancy in Northern Uganda

Caitlin Dykes Senior Essay Entry – 2nd Prize Last year marked an unprecedented event in international justice, with the commencing of the trial of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court....

April 26th, 2017

Hidden on the Ground: Exploring the Failure to Acknowledge and Address Sexual Violence Against Men in Uganda

Eleanor Sheerin Senior Essay  Entry – 3rd Prize Sexual violence committed in the context and furtherance of armed conflict is hardly a new phenomenon, but over the recent decades it has progressed exponentially; from being perceived as merely ‘the spoils of war’ to now being codified in international law as a war crime....

April 26th, 2017

Myanmar’s democratic transition; the risks of complacency in the post-election period

Rachel Carlile Senior Essay Entry – 1st Prize In 2015 Myanmar experienced significant political development, as free and open elections were held across the country....

February 14th, 2017

The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre: A True Centre of Excellence

Celebrating its 18th year in operation, The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre has helped thousands of people, and is now looking to expand and improve yet further, helping more people than ever....

February 6th, 2017

FGM: A Story of the World’s Oldest Patriarchy?

“The people who practice Female Genital Cutting [FGM] are honourable, upright, moral people who love their children and want the best for them....
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