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November 19th, 2020

Response to the Embassy of Azerbaijan’s Criticism of Baroness Cox’s Visit to Nagorno Karabakh

Tonight, Baroness Cox is one of four members of the House of Lords to have signed and issued a response to the Azerbaijani embassy’s criticism of Baroness Cox’s visit to Nagorno Karabakh. The response is as follows: “Members of the House of Lords reserve the right to hold conversations with interested parties in any given conflict and also reserve the right to hold opinions that differ from those of the official UK government position....

November 10th, 2020

HART’s Statement from Armenia on the Announced Ceasefire

  Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have signed an agreement to end military conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, which took effect on Tuesday from 01:00 (local time).   Statement: We hope this ceasefire will bring an end to the military offensives by Azerbaijan, including the use of drones, cluster bombs and attacks on civilians....

November 8th, 2020

Urgent Statement: Fighting in Shushi and Conflicting Media Reports

  HART remains deeply concerned by the rapidly changing situation in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh).     Earlier today, Azerbaijan reported that it had captured Shushi, a strategically important settlement, which sits on a mountain overlooking the capital city Stepanakert....

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 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....

October 1st, 2020

Renewed conflict: Basement voices from Stepanakert

HART supporter and translator, Artemis lives in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) with her family. Below is her account of what is happening right now in Artsakh since the renewal of conflict and aggression on Sunday 27th September.  “COVID-19 is now something of the past for Armenian people....

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

Nagorno Karabakh and the Rise of Armenophobia

  Since the four-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in April 2016, the Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Ombudsman has been documenting the unprecedented rise in anti-Armenian rhetoric in Azerbaijan. The findings point to a steep increase in anti-Armenian hate speech and discrimination across Azerbaijan....

May 22nd, 2020

Nagorno Karabakh- The Conflict Between Azerbaijan and Armenia

  At the centre of the dispute over Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) is ethnicity. Both Armenians and Azeris (Azerbaijanis) consider the region to be historically and culturally theirs. Ethnic tensions in the region are based on centuries of conflict and still run high to this day....
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