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May 16th, 2018

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) on Burma Army war crimes against Kachin IDPs

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), documenting Burma Army crimes against IDPs in Kachin State, North Eastern Burma.   
Burma Army offensives in Kachin State since April have displaced 6000 civilians (Photo: The Irrawaddy/Thai PBS English)
May 15, 2018 Urgent update by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) Burma Army commits war crimes against Kachin IDPs: blocking access to refuge, using as human shields and minesweepers, indiscriminate shelling, looting   Contrary to claims by Burma Army commanders that they have not targeted civilians in their recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), interviews by KWAT with IDPs reveal that in April 2018 Burma Army troops committed war crimes against villagers in three townships in Kachin State: Hpakant, Danai and Injangyang.
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May 10th, 2018

Baroness Cox highlights the conflict in Kachin and Shan States during Parliamentary debate

Baroness Cox brought to the forefront the plight of the Shan and Kachin people during a Parliamentary debate on ‘Recent developments in Myanmar’. In recent weeks, the fighting in Kachin State has intensified, displacing 6000 people, killing hundreds and trapping 3000 in conflict zones....

May 3rd, 2018

Spotlight: Renewed Offensives in Kachin State Displaces Thousands

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at Kachin State, North East Burma, where renewed offensives have displaced thousands more civilians. ...

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Our Prayers, Our Rights, Our Pencil’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Maria Georgiana Sophie Giles, 13, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with her sculpture titled: Our Prayers, Our Rights, Our Pencil   My piece is based on education in Myanmar, Burma....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Facing a moral quandary: from Churchill to Suu Kyi’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy.
Joint 2nd Prize Senior Essay Winner, Maya Muller collecting her prize
  Maya Muller, 20, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Facing a moral quandary: from Churchill to Suu Kyi When Winston Churchill ordered the destruction of the French fleet as part of Operation Catapult on the West Algerian coast in 1940, he made a risky decision which would have major repercussions on the future course of French-British diplomatic relations....

March 2nd, 2018

Spotlight: EU conclusions on the situation in Burma

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at the recent EU adoptions aimed at resolving the Human Rights Violations in Burma. ...

February 21st, 2018

Baroness Cox co-signs letter to the Foreign Secretary calling for justice for the Rohingya

Baroness Cox is among 102 Parliamentarians who co-signed a letter addressed to the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, calling for the Myanmar Military to be held accountable for their actions. The letter, dated 21st February 2018, demands urgent action by the UK Government to state their firm support of a UN Security Council referral of the Burmese Military to the ICC (International Criminal Court)....

February 19th, 2018

Burma’s Landmines: Lessons from Nagorno-Karabakh

Burma is currently experiencing a mass exodus of refugees and thousands of internally displaced (IDP) caused by decades of armed conflict between the Military junta and ethnic Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG’s). Locals face landmine attacks, utilised by Government forces (Tatmadaw) and NSAGs to secure territory and resources from opposition groups....

February 9th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 09/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features Baroness Cox’s written question to the UK Government regarding Sudan, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Written Question to HM Government regarding Sudan: Baroness Cox asked about the recent arrests of civilians engaging in peaceful demonstrations....

February 2nd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 02/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features our Press Release and Report from HART’s recent visit to Sudan, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Press Release “There was nobody to help us”: During HART’s recent visit to Sudan we heard reports of Khartoum’s continued offensive against the villagers of Blue Nile, causing further displacement and severe food insecurity....
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