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July 31st, 2015

Changing Perspectives on Mental Health in Uganda

Guest blogger, Talia Augustine, discusses shortfalls in mental healthcare in Uganda and the role of NGOs in bridging this gap, as well as avenues for policy improvement....

July 28th, 2015

If you were the Prime Minister of India, what would you do to improve the women rights situation in that country and how would you do it? | HART Prize for Human Rights

This essay, by Julie Marangé was a shortlisted entry to the HART Prize for Human Rights. The full entry with references and footnotes can be downloaded below....

July 20th, 2015

Opening out against closure – Nagorno-Karabakh’s democracy and the irony of the international reaction

 
“In the context of a comprehensive settlement of the conflict, we recognize the role of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh in deciding their future. 
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July 14th, 2015

Uganda’s proposed NGO Bill – Regulating or Silencing?

  A quick Google News search on Uganda these days reveals what seems to be significant political turmoil. Earlier this month, several international and national civil society organisations, most prominently Human Rights Watch and Chapter Four Uganda, publically criticised a proposed Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Bill, which is currently awaiting debate in Parliament....

July 8th, 2015

A foe that no child should face – the plight of child soldiers

Should there ever be any link between the words ‘child’ and ‘soldier’?  On the 13th ‘International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers’ (February 2015) UNICEF and the United Nations (UN) Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict  reported that children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups in conflicts in over 20 countries worldwide. ...

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....
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