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January 14th, 2020

UNICEF urges the Burmese government to protect children from ERWs after more children are killed by landmines in Rakhine State

UNICEF has expressed their concerns of continued and intensified fighting in Rakhine State, Burma. A statement was issued after four children were killed on 6th January and five injured when an explosive device went off whilst they collected firewood from a forest near Htike Htoo Paul village in Buthidaung township, Rakhine State....

January 8th, 2020

Queen’s Speech Debate 07/01/2019: Baroness Cox Question on Nigeria

Debate Question: Baroness Cox

My Lords, Her Majesty’s gracious Speech affirmed the UK’s commitment to “work closely with international partners to help solve the most complex international security issues and promote peace and security globally.” That was a very important commitment, yet I deeply regret that I have personally witnessed how, in Nigeria, British foreign policy has caused more harm than good....

January 8th, 2020

Written Questions & Answers from Baroness Caroline Cox 07/01/2019

Syria

Question: Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 October (HL17990), what further steps they have taken to minimise the impact on civilians of sanctions imposed on Syria....

December 12th, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Burma against allegations of genocide in ICJ

  Burma’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has defended her government against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Yesterday the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spoke in the UN ICJ stating that the case against Burma was “incomplete and incorrect”....

December 3rd, 2019

Sudan Repeals Discriminatory Public Order Laws

For years the female population of Sudan have been battling for equal rights, both in the public and private spheres of life. Thankfully, last week the Sudanese government made the decision to repeal the public order laws, moving the fight for women’s rights in the correct direction....

December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

November 25th, 2019

Baroness Cox says, Britain must stop ignoring Christian prosecution in Nigeria

It has been five years since Nigeria’s Islamist Fulani herdsmen insurgency began. Thousands of civilians have been killed. Hundreds of Christian churches have been burned to rubble. Entire communities have been forced to abandon their homes and farmland....

November 13th, 2019

Nigerian armed forces release 86 more children from inhamane detention centres

In our latest blog, we touched upon the unjust detention of children who are suspected of being members of the extremist group, Boko Haram by the Nigerian armed forces. Last week Human Rights Watch reported the positive news that 86 more children had been released from the inhumane conditions....

November 5th, 2019

Written Answer: Baroness Cox receives answers to her questions on Syria oilfields

Question:

Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Armed Forces have, or are intended to have, any involvement in controlling the al-Omar oilfield in Syria.

Answer:

Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK remains fully committed to the Global Coalition against Daesh and we must not lose sight of the threat that they still pose....

October 29th, 2019

Stabilising Syria

Syria has been destabilised to its very core. For many, a lasting and effective solution is hard to fathom. According to the United Nations 180,000 people have been displaced from the north-east region since the Turkish offensive on 9th October, with great concern over their safety and protection....
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