August 17th, 2017

The Right of Nagorno-Karabakh to Self-determination and Statehood

A more in-depth version of this article will be published soon, alongside our Nagorno-Karabakh 2017 visit report. ...

August 9th, 2017

What Happened to #BringBackOurGirls ?

The Nigerian army claims Boko Haram has been “technically defeated” meanwhile deadly terror attacks continue, but where is all the press coverage?...

August 3rd, 2017

Human Rights Abuses in Burma Highlighted by UN

Between the 10th and 21st of July this year, the UN’s Special Rapporteur for Myanmar (Burma), Yanghee Lee, undertook an information-gathering visit across the country in which she highlighted a catalogue of concerns about human rights abuses....

July 26th, 2017

The Urgent Need to Break Nigeria’s Menstruation Taboo

Nerfiti’s story (age 37) “I grew up in Nigeria until I was 17.  What I do remember is getting embarrassed when my mum told everyone that I got my period....

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....
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