May 2015

May 29th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (29/05/15): Nigeria’s newly appointed President – Muhammadu Buhari and other news

Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the new President of Nigeria on Friday 29th May 2015. As he takes over a nation still combating the threat of terrorism in the North, Nigerians are starting to look up to their new leader with high expectations which only time will tell if he lives up to....

May 29th, 2015

Baroness Cox’s contribution to the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech, 28/05/2015

On the 28th May, the House of Lords opened for the ‘Debate on the Humble Address – foreign affairs, European affairs, international development and defence’. Baroness Cox used this opportunity to highlight to the House ongoing human rights abuse against ethnic minorities in Burma, particularly in the Shan and Kachin states and genocide in Sudan, focusing on the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan....

May 22nd, 2015

HART Weekly News Round Up (22/05/2015): Rohingya Refugee Crisis, and other stories from around the world

  Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Burma by boat have made international headlines this week. Petitions for ASEAN members and the international community to take action and end the humanitarian crisis for the refugees stranded at sea have been partially successful. ...

May 21st, 2015

Thai-Burma Borderlands – NEW HART Visit Report

A new report from Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) detailing ongoing human rights abuses, land expropriation and military offensives committed by the Burmese Army against the ethnic national peoples in Burma. The report is based upon findings from a recent visit to Burma, with interviews conducted with IDPs within Shan State and representatives from Community Based Organisations (CBOs) working with the Shan, Kachin, Karen and Karenni people....

May 20th, 2015

International NGOs Urge Ban Ki-Moon To Negotiate Aid Access To Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)

Thirty-three international humanitarian aid and advocacy organisations, including HART, have written today to the United Nations Secretary-General, urging him to give his “personal attention” to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma) and to take “a personal lead” in negotiating for humanitarian access to all areas of Rakhine State. ...

May 15th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (15/05/15)

News from HART
  • New HART Newsletter has been released! This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan South Sudan. Find out more information and how to download it, here.
  • Anna Cox has published a blog on the persecution of the Rohingya community and how that has turned into a refugee crisis.

May 13th, 2015

New HART Newsletter Released Today!

We are delighted to announce the release of HART’s latest newsletter. Download your copy here!  This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. We wanted to share some of the stories we heard on our visit earlier this year, and the perspectives of those we met. 

May 12th, 2015

Baroness Cox’s Contribution to the Global Forum in Yerevan on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

Many may have read HART’s report on the Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide, which took place in Yerevan, two days before the official date for recognition of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Day two of this forum was chaired by  Patrick Devedjian (France), Nikolay Ryzhkov (Russia) and Baroness Caroline Cox (UK)....

May 11th, 2015

HART Report into The Arms Trade and Sudan: Uncovering the Major Arms Exporters and the Human Rights Abuses They Support

A new report from Jack Lindsay at HART, bringing together evidence from multiple sources and investigations, highlights how the international arms trade is fuelling conflict in Sudan and enabling the al-Bashir regime to carry out human rights abuses on a grand scale....

May 8th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (08/05/15)

News from HART
  • Anna Cox has written a report on the Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide which took place in Yerevan on the 22nd and 23rd April, 2015. You can download the full report here.
  • This week, Jack Lindsay examined the absence of human rights and foreign policy from the 2015 General Elections in a blog post.
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