June 2015

June 23rd, 2015

Sargsyan v Azerbaijan Case – an ECHR ruling for an Armenian refugee and the importance of refugees’ legal rights

Continuing HART’s World Refugee Day blog series, Jamie Osborn examines a recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling on the case of an Armenian refugee from Nagorno-Karabakh and its implications for refugee rights, preventing discrimination, and conflict resolution....

June 22nd, 2015

The plight of Nigerian Refugees and Internally Displaced continues as Boko Haram insurgency grows | HART Blog Series for World Refugee Day

In this second blog post for our World Refugee Day blog series, Elisabeth discusses the consequences of increasing Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria on displacement....

June 20th, 2015

Adrift: The Record Number of Refugees and the Challenges They Face | HART Blog Series World Refugee Day

This Saturday marks the 14th annual World Refugee Day. First observed in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention related to the status of refugees, World Refugee Day is all about honouring what Save the Children describe as the courage, strength and determination of men, women and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence....

June 18th, 2015

Two and a half years on from the Delhi bus gang rape – what has really changed?

Within days of the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh on 16th December 2012, thousands of women and men had taken to the streets of New Delhi and marched in an expression of anger and shock at the perpetrators of the attack and the circumstances under which it had taken place....

June 15th, 2015

Abstinence, Be Faithful and Condoms: The ‘A,B,C’ of colonial legacies in Sub-Saharan HIV-AIDS prevention programmes | HART Prize for Human Rights

This essay, by Constantin Gouvy was shortlisted for the Senior Essay category of the HART Prize for Human Rights. Read more entries here. ...

June 9th, 2015

Update on Mai Adiko Project in Jos, Nigeria

This is an update from Canon Hassan John, coordinator of the Mai Adiko Peace and Reconciliation Project, located in Rayfield in the city of Jos, Nigeria....

June 1st, 2015

The vicious cycle of conflict in northern Nigeria

Andrew Barlow assesses the relationship between the escalating Boko Haram insurgency and Nigeria’s vast inequality....
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