June 18th, 2014

Baroness Cox asks for an assessment of the situation in the city of Mosul, Iraq in the House of Lords.

On the 17th June, Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty’s Government “what is their assessment of the situation in the city of Mosul following its capture by Islamic militant members of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS); and of the safety of those who have fled the cit...

June 12th, 2014

Sexual violence in Sudan and Burma: Baroness Cox responds to the Queens’ Speech

In her contribution to the debate on the Queens’ Speech, Baroness Cox highlighted the plight of women suffering from sexual violence in war, particularly in places where Governments allow it to continue with impunity. Baroness Cox reminded peers that all is not well...

June 12th, 2014

Religious conversion law threatens religious freedom in Burma

Over 81 organizations from civil society worldwide (including HART) today call on the Government of Burma to scrap proposed legislation that would unlawfully restrict the right to freely choose a religion.  If adopted, this law would violate fundamental human rights an...

June 10th, 2014

International community must act to end Sudan’s “unprecedented and intense” bombing of civilians

46 organisations, including HART, have appealed to the UN Security Council to demand an end to the targeting of civilians by the Government of Sudan’s Armed Forces. The press release follows; you can download the letter itself below.  A coalition of 46 organizati...

June 9th, 2014

55 ORGANISATIONS WORLDWIDE CALL FOR ACTION FOR PEACE ON KACHIN ANNIVERSARY

Three years ago today, the Burma Army broke a 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and unleashed a major new military offensive against the Kachin people. Since 9 June 2011, over 120,000 Kachin people have been displaced, forced to flee their homes. At l...
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