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March 1st, 2019

Country Briefings – December 2018 to February 2019

Every three months, we publish news-round ups on key issues, humanitarian reports and political conditions which affect HART’s partner organisations. Read about ISIS’ last enclave in Syria, Nigeria’s presidential election, and the release of 119 child soldiers in South Sudan by clicking on the country links below....

January 31st, 2019

What would peace in Nagorno-Karabakh look like?

The recent increase in meetings—both formal and informal—between Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss the decades long Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have left many optimistic. During a recent meeting, Armenian foreign minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, and his Azeri counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov spoke about the possibility of “prepar[ing] populations for peace”; leading the OSCE’s Minsk group to release the most hopeful and positive press release on the matter in a very long time....

January 18th, 2019

Visiting The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre

HART friend and supporter, Ivan Corea joined some of the HART team on their most recent visit to Nagorno-Karabakh in September 2018. As a former autism awareness campaigner, Ivan has recently written about the visit on his website. The full article  “Caroline Cox, a Baroness in the House of Lords, in the British Parliament, is one of the kindest, most caring and compassionate women I have ever met....

January 17th, 2019

Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report

On Thursday 17th January, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its 29th annual review of human rights practices in more than 100 countries around the world. The report summarises the key threats to human rights in those countries, reporting on events from late 2017 through to November 2018....

October 10th, 2018

‘Artsakh’s Angel’ Baroness Cox receives Advocate for Justice Award

On the 7th October, Baroness Caroline Cox was recognised yet again for her efforts in advocating justice and freedom for all people as The Armenian National Committee of America bestowed its 2018 “Advocate for Justice” award to HART’s very own Founder and President....

October 3rd, 2018

HART 2018 visit to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre

Members of the HART team recently returned from celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh with its founder, Vardan Tadevosyan and his committed team of health workers. Fighting against a culture that kept people with disabilities behind closed doors, Vardan and his team now treat over 1,600 patients a year with therapeutic services such as physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy....

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

August 8th, 2018

Dispelling decades of stigma and taboo in the Caucasus region

The Caucasus region of Asia was a divided and heavily oppressed area during the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) occupation until its collapse in the early 90’s. Soviet attitudes and taboo’s on the subject of its disabled populace were deeply entrenched in the people of the Caucasus region even after its collapse and the countries that now control and dispute its mountainous landscape....

July 19th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Armenia

Yesterday, Baroness Cox discussed continuing relations between the United Kingdom, Armenia and the European Union in a Parliamentary debate.  Watch Baroness Cox speaking at the debate: Transcript: My Lords, I add my thanks to the Minister for introducing these agreeme...

June 21st, 2018

Can the recent political changes in Armenia alter the course of negotiations over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?

A few months ago, the Republic of Armenia (RA), a former Soviet Union country in the Southern Caucasus, experienced protests against the newly elected Prime Minister Mr. Serzh Sargsyan. This resulted in the replacement of Mr. Sargsyan by one of the main opposition leaders and Members of the Parliament of RA, Nikol Pashinyan, on the 8th of May....
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