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February 4th, 2014

“We Cannot Do Everything But We Must Not Do Nothing” – Baroness Cox’s Credo

Baroness Cox’s Credo, in which she sets out the beliefs and inspiration guiding her work, has been published in the Times. She says of HART’s work and mission: “We try to serve and speak for other people denied their freedom and trapped in conflict, including the Rohingya Muslim, Shan Buddhist and Christian Kachin peoples in Burma; and the peoples of Sudan and South Sudan who have suffered far too much for far too long....

January 23rd, 2014

Baroness Cox raises a question on Modern Slavery

Yesterday, the 22nd January 2014, Baroness Cox raised a question in the House of Lords asking Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat human trafficking and other forms of contemporary slavery. Lord Taylor of Holbeach responded with reference to the...

January 14th, 2014

Letter to the Editor on South Sudan

In response to the escalating situation in South Sudan, Baroness Cox has led a group of 12 MPs and Peers in writing an open letter to the Times. The letter highlights key aspects of the situation which have not received sufficient attention, such as the impact of the current vio...

January 10th, 2014

Baroness Cox raises a question on South Sudan

On Tuesday, 7th January, Baroness Cox raised a question in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to recent developments in South Sudan. She highlighted the severity of the current situation and the scale of suffering,...

December 23rd, 2013

Baroness Cox joins a debate on North Korea

On the 18th December, Baroness Cox joined a short debate on North Korea, raised by Lord Alton of Liverpool. Lord Alton asked the British Government “what is their assessment of the impact of events in North Korea on security and human rights”. His question followed the recent execution of Chang Song-thaek, uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and a powerful figure in the country....

December 20th, 2013

Baroness Cox urges David Cameron to respond to the situation in South Sudan

Baroness Cox has contacted the Prime Minister, urging him to issue a public statement on the situation in South Sudan, to assist in the prevention of further death and displacement and to help maintain stability. Her message can be read below. Conditions in South Sudan have d...

December 11th, 2013

VIDEO: Bombardment in the Nuba Mountains 10 December 2013

Yesterday (10 December 2013) video footage captured the bombardment of a village in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Four bombs and one missile were used by a Sukhoi Su-24 Jet to attack civilians’ homes and the marketplace. Please share this video to raise awareness of what the NCP Government in Khartoum is doing to its own people....

December 10th, 2013

Baroness Cox raises a Question for debate on Burma

Yesterday in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked the British Government what ‘their assessment [is] of recent developments in Burma with regard to the situation of the ethnic national groups, in particular the Kachin, Shan and Rohingya peoples.’ The Senior Minister of State, Baroness Warsi (Con), responded that the Government welcomes the ‘continuing talks between the Burmese Government and ethnic groups’ but remains ‘concerned by recent reports of fighting in Kachin state and continue[s] to argue for full humanitarian access.’ The noble minister reported that the Government continues to ‘monitor tensions in Rakhine state and press[es] for improved security and accountability, better co-ordination of humanitarian assistance and a solution to the question of Rohingya citizenship.’ Baroness Cox pressed the minister on the subjects of ‘massive civilian displacement’, the Burmese Army’s ‘continuing military offensive’ and ‘violations of human rights’, specifically on the subject of the proposed cooperation between the British and Burmese armies....

November 29th, 2013

Baroness Cox joined a debate on Female Genital Mutilation

Yesterday in the House of Lord, Baroness Cox joined a short debate on Female Genital Mutilation. The question, proposed by Lord Berkeley of Knighton, asked the British Government ‘why there have been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation?...

November 26th, 2013

Baroness Cox receives the first ‘Charles Aznavour Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Fostering Europe-Armenian Friendship’

Yesterday, (25/11/13) Baroness Cox was awarded the first Charles Aznavour Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Fostering Europe-Armenian Friendship. The award has been created by the Brussels-based NGO European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) and the Europe-Armenia Adv...
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