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July 23rd, 2020

Islamist Militants in Northeast Nigeria Reportedly Execute Five Aid Workers

HART is saddened and concerned by the news that Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria have reportedly executed five aid workers. Multiple news outlets have now reported that the five aid workers abducted last month in north-east Nigeria’s Borno State have been killed, reportedly by jihadists....

July 17th, 2020

Baroness Cox Letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Concerning Conflict on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Border

Baroness Cox has written to Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, concerning the rising tensions and violence on the Armenia-Azerbaijani border. The letter reads as follows:   Dear Dominic, I write to express my deep concerns about the serious risk of escalating conflict at the Armenia-Azerbaijani border – a matter of especial concern in the midst of a global pandemic....

July 15th, 2020

Baroness Cox Statement on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Border Clashes 15/07/20

Baroness Cox has released the following statement in response to the violence on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border: “Recent military aggression by Azerbaijan against Armenia is deeply disturbing. The tragic war in which Azerbaijan tried to carry out ethnic cleansing of the historically Armenian enclave which Stalin placed in Azerbaijan should not be forgotten or repeated....

July 13th, 2020

July 2020 Baroness Cox Questions and Answers in the House of Lords

Full transcripts of the questions asked by Baroness Cox in the House of Lords and the subsequent answers by the Government can be found below. This document will be updated throughout July as answers are published. July 2020- Baroness Cox Questions and Answers HoL...

June 17th, 2020

All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief Publish Report: Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide?

  On 15/06/20 the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief published a report entitled Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide? Baroness Cox is the current Co-Chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief....

June 12th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s Letter to The Times on Modern Slavery Published 12/06/2020

  Sir, While I support the concerns about the legacy of historical slavery, I fear there is a failure adequately to recognise and respond to the continuing tragedy of modern slavery, which comes in many forms. In recent years slavery has been used as a weapon of war in Sudan; sexual slavery and forced labour has occurred in Burma, former child soldiers are now seeking a new life in northern Uganda and human trafficking is taking place on our own doorsteps....

June 3rd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers in the HoL June 2020 (Updated)

  Below are the written answers relevant to HART that Baroness Cox has asked over the past month. The document will be continually updated as and when answers are published by the House of Lords. Full transcripts of the questions and answers are available for download here....

May 29th, 2020

Report to the United Nations General Assembly: Eliminating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16

  HART is proud to have recently submitted a report to the United Nations General Assembly entitled, Eliminating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16. The full report can be downloaded below....

May 22nd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers for May and April 2020

  Below are the written questions relevant to HART and our partner countries asked to the government by Baroness Cox in April and May.   Download the document to read the full transcript of the questions and answers....

May 14th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s Question in the HoL on British Sanctions on Syria during COVID-19- 13/05/20

Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the humanitarian situation in Syria; and what steps they are taking to initiate the lifting of sanctions on that country.   The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon) (Con): My Lords, after years of conflict, Covid-19 poses a particularly significant threat in Syria....
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