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December 3rd, 2019

Sudan Repeals Discriminatory Public Order Laws

For years the female population of Sudan have been battling for equal rights, both in the public and private spheres of life. Thankfully, last week the Sudanese government made the decision to repeal the public order laws, moving the fight for women’s rights in the correct direction....

December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

November 25th, 2019

Baroness Cox says, Britain must stop ignoring Christian prosecution in Nigeria

It has been five years since Nigeria’s Islamist Fulani herdsmen insurgency began. Thousands of civilians have been killed. Hundreds of Christian churches have been burned to rubble. Entire communities have been forced to abandon their homes and farmland....

November 13th, 2019

Nigerian armed forces release 86 more children from inhamane detention centres

In our latest blog, we touched upon the unjust detention of children who are suspected of being members of the extremist group, Boko Haram by the Nigerian armed forces. Last week Human Rights Watch reported the positive news that 86 more children had been released from the inhumane conditions....

November 5th, 2019

Written Answer: Baroness Cox receives answers to her questions on Syria oilfields

Question:

Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Armed Forces have, or are intended to have, any involvement in controlling the al-Omar oilfield in Syria.

Answer:

Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK remains fully committed to the Global Coalition against Daesh and we must not lose sight of the threat that they still pose....

October 29th, 2019

Stabilising Syria

Syria has been destabilised to its very core. For many, a lasting and effective solution is hard to fathom. According to the United Nations 180,000 people have been displaced from the north-east region since the Turkish offensive on 9th October, with great concern over their safety and protection....

October 24th, 2019

Baroness Cox asks question on Sharia Law and Marriages in the House of Lords on 23/10/2019

Baroness Cox is committed to being a voice for the voiceless. On behalf of Muslim women effected by Sharia Law in the UK, she questioned the UK government on the progress they have made in implementing the first recommendation of The independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales, published in February 2018, in order to protect Muslim women in Islamic marriages
which are not civilly registered....

October 9th, 2019

US troop withdrawal and its possible impact on Syrian refugees in Turkey

President Trump has made the decision to pull out US troops from Syria. The news brings huge uncertainty to the fate of IS troops who are currently held in prisons and camps by the Kurdish-led alliance, and for hundreds of thousands of Syrians who may face dangerous displacement....

October 7th, 2019

Baroness Cox discusses Human Rights and Trade Deals in the HoL

On Thursday 3rd October 2019, Baroness Cox urged the British Government to ensure that human rights are considered when deciding future trade deals with other countries. Watch the video on youtube here and see below for the full transcript: My Lords, I also warmly welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, to her post and wish her every success in the fulfilment of a very important remit....

October 4th, 2019

Baroness Cox receives written answer to question regarding South Kordofan and the Blue Nile

Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit’s Humanitarian Update, August 2019.   Answer (Baroness Sugg):
The UK regularly receives information on the economic and livelihood conditions of people in Sudan from multiple sources....
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