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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 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...

November 19th, 2013

‘Bombed but not beaten, forgotten victims of persecution in Sudan’ : An article by Baroness Cox

Last Sunday, The Universe published an article by Baroness Cox on the humanitarian situation in the Nuba Mountains & Blue Nile State, Sudan. The article particularly focuses on telling the story of religious persecution in the Nuba Mountains. Despite the conditions lived under by the church there, Baroness Cox says: “The persecuted Church survives, grows, worships and loves....

November 19th, 2013

Baroness Cox speaks out on the violence and in the Central African Republic

Yesterday in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox joined a short question put forward by Baroness Berridge. The question asked what assessment the British Government have made of the security and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Great Lakes region of Africa....

November 13th, 2013

“How much longer will the international community allow Khartoum to continue its brutal policies with impunity?”: Baroness Cox in the House of Lords

Last Thursday (07/11/13), as a new HART intern, I attended a debate in House of Lords which focused on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan and South Sudan. Baroness Cox asked what assessment the British Government have made of the situation in Sudan, and the implications for citizens of the Republic of South Sudan....

November 12th, 2013

HART Winter 2013 Newsletter

HART’s Winter 2013 Newsletter is now available! Featuring Baroness Cox’s 80th visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, a reflection on our latest trip to Nigeria and an update from Blue Nile State, Sudan, as well as upcoming events and news from our partners… You can download your copy of the newsletter below....

November 8th, 2013

The bonds of silence need to be broken: ‘India’s Forgotten Children’ are remembered

Last night (07/11/13) saw the premier of India’s Forgotten Children, a film by Pipe Village Trust, which portrays the widespread trafficking, persecution and oppression among the children and young people of India’s 300 million strong Dalit community....
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