October 21st, 2020

URGENT STATEMENT: Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh)

  HART remains deeply concerned by the escalation of military offensives by Azerbaijan and Turkey against the historically-Armenian land of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). Civilian areas continue to be targeted with tanks, helicopters, drones, heavy artillery, multiple-launch rocket systems, including Smerch, and cluster bombs – in contravention of international law....

October 20th, 2020

An Update from Inside Damascus

  HART has recently received an update from inside Syria from British front-line correspondent and film-maker, Tom Duggan. Tom is married to a Syrian woman and has lived in Syria since 2012. He currently lives in Damascus and gave this account of life under the blanket economic sanctions being imposed on Syria....

October 17th, 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and the Right to Self-Determination

  “By virtue of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, all peoples have the right freely to determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development, and every State has the duty to respect this right in accordance with the provisions of the Charter.”...

October 16th, 2020

Nagorno Karabakh at the Forefront of Baroness Cox’s Work in the House of Lords

  As per usual, Baroness Cox has been hard at work in the House of Lords. This month, the continued Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression towards Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) has been at the forefront of her advocacy as she campaigns on behalf of the safety and the right to self-determination of the region and for peace....

October 14th, 2020

BREAKING: Azeri Attacks Threaten Nagorno Karabakh’s Only Disability Rehab Centre

  Within a three-day period, all staff and patients were forced to evacuate.   In the midst of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) lies a profound symbol of hope – The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre – an internationally recognised ‘Centre of Excellence.’...

October 9th, 2020

Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Damaged by Reported Azerbaijani Shelling

HART is saddened to learn of the damage suffered by the iconic Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). The cathedral, which was acting as a shelter for women and children in Shushi, was reportedly hit by Azerbaijani shells yesterday evening....

October 9th, 2020

Baroness Cox Advocates for Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) in the House of Lords

This week, Baroness Cox, alongside members of the House of Lords, advocated on behalf of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) as Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression continues to devastate the region despite global calls for a ceasefire and Artsakh’s position under the UN Charter as a sovereign independent state....

October 8th, 2020

A Short History of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh)

189 BC The area today known as Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) was originally one of the three main ancient provinces of Armenia. The historical roots of the region can be traced back as far as the 5th Century BC.   1724 In 1724, Ottoman troops invaded the land which was controlled by Armenia and attacked the Artsakh Armenian population, who rose in defiance and began their struggle for independence....

October 6th, 2020

HART Press Release Tuesday 6th October 2020: Escalating Offenses Against Civilians in Nagorno Karabakh: Require Ceasefire

  Intensifying military offensives by Azerbaijan and Turkey against the historically Armenian land of Nagorno-Karabakh (with the historic name of Artsakh) are raising fears of another Armenian genocide.   Civilians in Stepanakert and elsewhere in Karabakh continue to be targeted, killed and injured as Azerbaijan rejects Armenia’s call for a ceasefire....
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