April 2016

April 29th, 2016

News Round up 29/04/16

  • According to The Irrawaddy, Karen freedom fighters from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) have joined forces with the Arakan Army (AA) to fight against the Burma Army.
  • It is rumoured that a new bill which aims to revive Burma’s 1975 State Protection Law might be submitted to Parliament.

April 22nd, 2016

News Round-Up 22/04/16

News from HART
  • The 1st prize entry of this year’s HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay category has now been published!
Burma ...

April 21st, 2016

South Kordofan and Blue Nile, March Humanitarian Update

South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, Sudan
Produced by the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit The full update is available as a download below. The government’s dry season offensive has begun in the Two Areas during the reporting period, later than expected (last year’s offensive started as early as December)....

April 18th, 2016

Winners of the HART Prize for Human Rights Announced!

    In an event last Tuesday 12th April in London, we announced the winners of this year’s HART Prize for Human Rights. Over the past few months, we have been reaching out to young people across the UK and beyond, letting them know about HART’s work, our partners, and t...

April 15th, 2016

News Round-Up 15/04/16

News from HART
  • Thank you to all those who attended the HART Prize for Human Rights Exhibition and Prize Giving Ceremony this week!
Burma India Credits: Financial Times, 2016  
  • The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), a political party with a strong Dalit base has launched its own television channel this week. 

April 8th, 2016

News round-up 8/4/16

News from HART
  • This week, we have been closely monitoring the escalating conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Read words from our local partners here and add a message of support for civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh here.
  • Next week is the HART Prize for Human Rights Prize Giving and Exhibition. 

April 6th, 2016

Voices of Karabakh: The Uncut and Untold Accounts of Karabakh Civilians

  On Monday we posted an overview of the news coverage detailing the escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh from 2nd April, with facts and reports by some of the world’s biggest news outlets, from the BBC to CNN. Much of the discussion centered around the geopolitics of the conflict and possible future scenarios, yet little focused on the human cost that such an escalation in violence has had....

April 4th, 2016

Escalating Violence in Nagorno-Karabakh: An Update

On Saturday, April 2nd fighting broke out in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Al Jazeera, “at least 30 soldiers from both sides have been killed”.     Yet, there were also numerous civilian casualties, as Russia Today reported in this video, which documents the experience of “two Nagorno-Karabakh boys, who were injured after shells landed near a school”....

April 1st, 2016

News Round Up 1/4/16

News from HART
  • The shortlist for the HART Prize for Human Rights has been chosen! Thank you to all entrants who participated – we have thoroughly enjoyed the broad spectrum and extremely high quality of your work ranging from art and essays to documentaries and musical compositions.
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