December 23rd, 2013

Baroness Cox joins a debate on North Korea

On the 18th December, Baroness Cox joined a short debate on North Korea, raised by Lord Alton of Liverpool. Lord Alton asked the British Government “what is their assessment of the impact of events in North Korea on security and human rights”. His question followed the recent execution of Chang Song-thaek, uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and a powerful figure in the country....

December 20th, 2013

Baroness Cox urges David Cameron to respond to the situation in South Sudan

Baroness Cox has contacted the Prime Minister, urging him to issue a public statement on the situation in South Sudan, to assist in the prevention of further death and displacement and to help maintain stability. Her message can be read below. Conditions in South Sudan have d...

December 11th, 2013

VIDEO: Bombardment in the Nuba Mountains 10 December 2013

Yesterday (10 December 2013) video footage captured the bombardment of a village in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Four bombs and one missile were used by a Sukhoi Su-24 Jet to attack civilians’ homes and the marketplace. Please share this video to raise awareness of what the NCP Government in Khartoum is doing to its own people....

December 10th, 2013

Baroness Cox raises a Question for debate on Burma

Yesterday in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked the British Government what ‘their assessment [is] of recent developments in Burma with regard to the situation of the ethnic national groups, in particular the Kachin, Shan and Rohingya peoples.’ The Senior Minister of State, Baroness Warsi (Con), responded that the Government welcomes the ‘continuing talks between the Burmese Government and ethnic groups’ but remains ‘concerned by recent reports of fighting in Kachin state and continue[s] to argue for full humanitarian access.’ The noble minister reported that the Government continues to ‘monitor tensions in Rakhine state and press[es] for improved security and accountability, better co-ordination of humanitarian assistance and a solution to the question of Rohingya citizenship.’ Baroness Cox pressed the minister on the subjects of ‘massive civilian displacement’, the Burmese Army’s ‘continuing military offensive’ and ‘violations of human rights’, specifically on the subject of the proposed cooperation between the British and Burmese armies....
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