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August 20th, 2013

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Responds to our Campaign

In July this year HART created a photo petition entitled Remember Sudan, including a collection of messages from people in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile state as well as from people in Britain wanting to add their voices. Remember Sudan draws attention to the continued atrocities being committed against civilians by the Sudanese Government....

July 19th, 2013

Burma: Thein Sein visits UK and promises to release all political prisoners

This week marked a historic visit by Thein Sein, President of Burma, to the UK, the first visit by a Burmese leader in more than 25 years. In November 2010, Burma (also known as Myanmar) held elections, replacing the military regime with a military-backed civil government....

July 17th, 2013

House of Lords Debate the Sudanese Question: My First Day as a HART Intern

On my first day as an intern at HART I was propelled into the world of government policy with a trip to the House of Lords, and as a recent politics graduate with a longstanding interest in Sudan this was an extremely exciting opportunity.  Over the past year, as President of Nottingham Aegis Students, I have been personally involved in developing and implementing a national student campaign called We Need to Talk About Sudan which sought to place pressure on the British government to speak out against the war atrocities being committed by the Sudanese Government....

July 12th, 2013

War Crimes in Sudan: Baroness Cox draws attention to the unilateral aerial bombardment of the civilian population undertaken by the Khartoum Government.

This Tuesday in the House of Lords, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked the British Government what assessment they had made of the Amnesty International Report We had no time to bury him: War crimes in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. He highlighted the shocking extent of the purging of the Nuba people and asked when this issue was last raised in the United Nations Security Council....

June 19th, 2013

An Intern’s eye view: A week of advocacy for Burma’s ethnic nationals.

The plight of Burma’s ethnic nationals was in the spotlight last week with peers discussing the issue twice on Wednesday, and a demonstration for the Global day of Action for Kachin on Friday. HART’s aim is to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’. Burma’s ethnic nationals are precisely that: oppressed by the Government of Burma, civilians groups are being targeted by the army even in areas where there are ceasefire agreements....

February 28th, 2013

House of Lords debate Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Yesterday, in a short debate in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked what is the British Government’s assessment of the current situation in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. On the 10th anniversary of the start of devastating violence in Darfur, six members of the House of Lords spoke on the humanitarian crisis and asked the British Government to take further action....

February 28th, 2013

Global call to “stop the horror” in Sudan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, London, Washington, Canberra • A decade on from the start of the mass atrocities in Darfur a coalition of politicians from three continents have called for urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile • The Sudanese government is accused of intensifying indiscriminate bombings against rebel-held areas • Over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by violence and independent experts warn of man-made famine by April • Meanwhile, the decade-long conflict in Darfur continues, with 1.4 million living in camps and 3.5 million relying on food aid....

January 23rd, 2013

Baroness Cox debates Sudan in the British Parliament

Following HART’s recent visit to Sudan, HART CEO Baroness Cox raised in Parliament the issue of the bombardment of civilians and denial of access to humanitarian aid in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions of Sudan, and asked what further representations have been made by the British Government to the Government of Sudan regarding these issues....
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