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May 31st, 2016

HART Thailand-Burma Borderlands Visit Report – May 2016

HART visited our partners and other civil society organisations working in Shan, Kachin, Karen and Karenni states in Burma and with refugees in Thailand in May 2016. Download our full visit report below. Summary:
  • Fighting continues in Shan, Kachin and Rakhine states.

May 27th, 2016

News Round-Up 27/05/16

Burma     India      

May 24th, 2016

Baroness Cox asked the House of Lords about issues in Sudan and Burma

Yesterday, Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their position on military attacks on civilians in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, Sudan and aid spending in Burma. You can read Lady Cox and other Peers’ questions and the Government’s replies below....

May 20th, 2016

News Round-Up 20/05/16

News from HART See our latest blog on Burma, accompanied with an infographic. Burma ...

May 19th, 2016

Burma’s newly elected NLD party has been given 100 days to enact serious change: to what extent is this possible?

In the first openly contested elections since 1990 (which the military junta refused to acknowledge), Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has won by a landslide. This result was labelled as ‘a victory for this country, by newly elected president Htin Kyaw....

May 5th, 2016

If you were the President or Prime Minister of one of the countries in which HART works, what would you do to improve the human rights situation in that country and how would you do it? | HART Prize for Human Rights

  This essay, by Archie Barker, received second prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Junior Essay Category.   Undoubtedly, the most publicized human rights violation in Burma is the persecution of 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims, who mostly reside in Rakhine State where they make up 40.75% of the population....

April 29th, 2016

News Round up 29/04/16

  • According to The Irrawaddy, Karen freedom fighters from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) have joined forces with the Arakan Army (AA) to fight against the Burma Army.
  • It is rumoured that a new bill which aims to revive Burma’s 1975 State Protection Law might be submitted to Parliament.

April 8th, 2016

News round-up 8/4/16

News from HART
  • This week, we have been closely monitoring the escalating conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Read words from our local partners here and add a message of support for civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh here.
  • Next week is the HART Prize for Human Rights Prize Giving and Exhibition. 

April 1st, 2016

News Round Up 1/4/16

News from HART
  • The shortlist for the HART Prize for Human Rights has been chosen! Thank you to all entrants who participated – we have thoroughly enjoyed the broad spectrum and extremely high quality of your work ranging from art and essays to documentaries and musical compositions.

March 30th, 2016

New report calls for halt to Upper Yeywa dam and other planned dams on Namtu River | Shan Human Rights Foundation Update

Press release by Shan Human Rights Foundation, Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation and Shan State Farmers’ Network | March 30, 2016
  A new report launched today by Shan community groups calls for an immediate halt to the Upper Yeywa dam and other planned hydropower dams on the Namtu River, citing ongoing conflict,  serious environmental and social impacts and lack of informed consent of impacted villagers....
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