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March 26th, 2020

HART Prize Awards Ceremony Postponed

A big thank you to all those who entered the HART Prize for Human Rights 2019/20 competition. This year we received the highest number of entries to date. With pupils from 50 schools entering the competition and a total of 237 entries, we were positively overwhelmed with the quality and variety of the submitted entries....

March 11th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s question in the HoL on aid – 10/03/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Baronesses, Lady Berridge and Lady Sugg, on their appointments, which we warmly welcome. As I will be speaking about older women, perhaps I should declare an interest, given my age of 82....

March 10th, 2020

Baroness Cox receives answer to written question on government assistant for IDPs in Nigeria – 09/03/2020

  Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench To ask Her Majesty’s Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northern and middle belt states; and what steps they have taken to protect civilians displaced by conflict in that country....

February 26th, 2020

Students shelled in Burma on Children’s Day

The 13th February is Children’s Day in Burma, a day which should secure the safety of all children in the country. However, this year at 10AM, shells from ongoing fighting that was happening three kilometres away hit a school in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State....

February 20th, 2020

Burma: Draconian laws sends poets to jail

Peacock Generation is a poetry group based in Burma with a string of charges against them. On 17th February 2020, three members of the group were convicted of “online defamation” and sentenced to six months in prison whilst four members were acquitted....

February 13th, 2020

Baroness Cox: 2019 round up of advocating in the House of Lords

Baroness Cox is the face of HART’s advocacy for the individuals and communities we help. In 2019, through written and verbal questions in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox advocated for Nigeria, Sudan and Syria 52 times, with topics ranging from human rights to sanctions....

February 3rd, 2020

Lords Questions: Baroness Cox’s question and received answer concerning massacre in Abyei, South Sudan, 29/01/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench My Lords, is the Minister aware that, just last Wednesday, I was in Abyei, the region suffering from disputes over whether it is located in Sudan or South Sudan, and witnessed the immediate aftermath of a massacre perpetrated by Arab Misseriya tribesmen against Dinka villagers?...

January 28th, 2020

ICJ orders Burma to take “all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya from genocide

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Liz Throssell, welcomed the Order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Burma must take “all measures within its power” to protect members of the Rohingya ethnic minority group from all future acts that may amount to genocide under the provisions of Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide....

January 27th, 2020

SOUTH SUDAN: UN PEACEKEEPERS ‘ABANDON’ VILLAGE ONE HOUR BEFORE 32 CIVILIANS MASSACRED

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES ATTACHED

  On Wednesday 22 January, just after 7am, nomadic Misseriya herders attacked the Dinka village of Kolom in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border. The herders arrived on tuk-tuks and motorbikes, armed with assault rifles and two RPG-7s....

January 23rd, 2020

Threat to aid workers in Nigeria remains serious

On 18th January, an entire section of a humanitarian facility in Ngala town, was burned down. Ngala is around 124 km away from Borno state’s capital Maiduguri. It is reported that all humanitarian staff in the facility are safe, however, a few of the vehicles used by the humanitarians to deliver aid had also been burnt....
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