March 27th, 2015

Nigeria Election: Weekly News Round Up Special Edition (27/03/15)

As people line up to cast their votes in Nigeria this weekend, we are focusing our efforts here at HART to highlight the news coverage of the elections. In this week’s edition of our ‘Weekly News Round Up’ we are aiming to bring you the most up to date analysis of the elections about to take place....

March 20th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (20/03/15)

News from HART – This week, Anna Cox has published a report compiling evidence from different investigations to highlight trends in Human Rights abuses being committed to make way for large-scale development projects in Burma. Read it here....

March 20th, 2015

House of Lords Oral Question on Burma: Policing of Demonstrations

Yesterday, members of the House of Lords questioned the Government on escalating violence in the crackdown of peaceful protests by students. This led to fruitful debate surrounding the current political and military situations in Burma, continued conflict, the plight of the Rohingya people in particular as well as questioning UK support to the Burmese Government....

March 20th, 2015

NEW Report – ‘Large-Scale Developments in Burma Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse’

HART has published a report compiling evidence from different investigations to highlight trends in Human Rights abuse being committed to make way for large-scale development projects. Local people have been subjected to forced relocations, land grabbing, and loss of livelihoods with little or no compensation and disregard for the impacts on their lives by those heading up the projects....

March 16th, 2015

Credo: Don’t walk on by: the persecuted of all creeds need you

Caroline Cox’s ‘Credo’, originally published in ‘The Times’ on Saturday March 7 2015. It is also available on the Times website hereBy Caroline Cox Some passages in the Bible resound with what I think of as a “reverse echo”....

March 13th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (13/03/2015)

News from HART – In light of last week’s International Women’s Day blog series, Rose Smith, our guest blogger for this week, looks at the development of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and women’s rights in Burma, with a focus on empowering women and achieving gender equality....

March 6th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (06/03/2015)

News from HART – Our Blog Series for Women’s Day #IWD2015 is almost coming to an end. Today, 6th March, Jack Lindsay explores the progress made in getting girls into schools and achieving the MDGs. Read the whole series here. – HART event: ‘Can Sudan’s elections take place without peace?’ will take place on 11th March 2015 at the Palace of Westminster, Committee Room 11....

March 5th, 2015

Situation in Sudan debated at the House of Lords

On Wednesday 4th March 2015, Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty’s Government of their assessment of the continuing genocide in Sudan.   In reply to the question, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development Baroness Northover said: “My Lords, recent developments in Sudan’s conflict zones are deeply concerning....
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