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July 3rd, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (03/07/15)

  News from HART
  • Russell Kane will star in a comedy fundraiser for HART, in collaboration with the Comedy Bunker at Mill Hill, on Thursday 17th September. You can buy tickets here – £15 or £13.50 with a student discount.
  • HART is now part of the Medium community, a social journalism platform that gives us the opportunity to be even more creative, diverse and collaborative.
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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 19th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (19/06/15): The Flight of Omar al-Bashir and other news

This week – Omar al-Bashir narrowly escapes ICC justice. –   Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted Sudan’s President Omar-al Bashir back in 2009 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the court has been struggling to secure cooperation from governments around the world in arresting Bashir and bringing him to trial at The Hague....

June 17th, 2015

Baroness Cox asks the Government to recognise the 1915 killings of Armenians and other ethnic groups as genocide

Yesterday (16th June), Baroness Cox raised a short oral question in the House of Lords, asking the British Government “whether they have any plans to recognise the killings of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians in 1915 as genocide.” In the year of the 100th anniversary of the killings, this is a particularly relevant issue, and Baroness Cox asked the Government to carry out a review of their current refusal, set out in 2013, to recognise the atrocities as genocide....

May 22nd, 2015

HART Weekly News Round Up (22/05/2015): Rohingya Refugee Crisis, and other stories from around the world

  Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Burma by boat have made international headlines this week. Petitions for ASEAN members and the international community to take action and end the humanitarian crisis for the refugees stranded at sea have been partially successful. ...

May 20th, 2015

Nagorno-Karabakh, My thoughts and experiences

An anonymous writer visited Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh independently in January 2015. Here, he shares his reflections. We all crowded round the shanty minibus that morning as a man approached me slowly on account of my rucksack. It was a misty winter morning on the outskirts of Yerevan, the Armenian capital....

May 12th, 2015

Baroness Cox’s Contribution to the Global Forum in Yerevan on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

Many may have read HART’s report on the Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide, which took place in Yerevan, two days before the official date for recognition of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Day two of this forum was chaired by  Patrick Devedjian (France), Nikolay Ryzhkov (Russia) and Baroness Caroline Cox (UK)....

May 5th, 2015

HART Report on the Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide | Yerevan, 22nd – 23rd April 2015

In the two days before the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on the 24th April, around 600 scholars of genocide, international lawyers, politicians, human rights workers and Armenian officials came together in Yerevan. They met to discuss the definition of genocide, the importance of commemorating and remembering past genocides, the prevention of future genocides and ways in which we can work to end the crimes against humanity that continue to plague so many around the world. ...

April 23rd, 2015

Armenian Genocide Centenary: Weekly News Round Up Special Edition (24/04/15)

Today, all around the world, people will be joining together to remember the 1.5 million men, women and children who were killed in the Armenian Genocide. This was a systematic, orchestrated massacre – which began when the Turkish Government arrested 250 Armenian intellectuals and cultural leaders in Constantinople, on the 24th April 1915....
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