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June 18th, 2014

Baroness Cox asks for an assessment of the situation in the city of Mosul, Iraq in the House of Lords.

On the 17th June, Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty’s Government “what is their assessment of the situation in the city of Mosul following its capture by Islamic militant members of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS); and of the safety of those who have fled the cit...

June 12th, 2014

Sexual violence in Sudan and Burma: Baroness Cox responds to the Queens’ Speech

In her contribution to the debate on the Queens’ Speech, Baroness Cox highlighted the plight of women suffering from sexual violence in war, particularly in places where Governments allow it to continue with impunity. Baroness Cox reminded peers that all is not well...

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 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....

October 29th, 2013

Baroness Cox asks what the British government’s response is to recent developments in Sudan.

Yesterday, in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked the British Government what is their response to recent developments in the Republic of Sudan?’ In September protests in Sudanese cities over increasing fuel prices were violently suppressed, resulting in the deaths of at least 200 people....

August 30th, 2013

Baroness Cox Joins the Debate on Syria

The British Parliament was recalled yesterday for an urgent discussion on the possibility of a military response to developments in Syria. Baroness Cox joined the debate, arguing that a military intervention could unleash even more suffering for the Syrian people....
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