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May 11th, 2015

HART Report into The Arms Trade and Sudan: Uncovering the Major Arms Exporters and the Human Rights Abuses They Support

A new report from Jack Lindsay at HART, bringing together evidence from multiple sources and investigations, highlights how the international arms trade is fuelling conflict in Sudan and enabling the al-Bashir regime to carry out human rights abuses on a grand scale....

March 20th, 2015

NEW Report – ‘Large-Scale Developments in Burma Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse’

HART has published a report compiling evidence from different investigations to highlight trends in Human Rights abuse being committed to make way for large-scale development projects. Local people have been subjected to forced relocations, land grabbing, and loss of livelihoods with little or no compensation and disregard for the impacts on their lives by those heading up the projects....

March 18th, 2015

HART Report – Large-scale developments in Burma: Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Burma has been increasing rapidly since the international community lifted sanctions, following limited democratic reforms in 2011. Large-scale developments in the form of mines, dams, roads and railways are springing up over the country as investors battle for a slice of Burma’s rich natural resources....

March 2nd, 2015

Shaming Survivors of Sexual Violence – in the UK and Abroad | HART International Women’s Day Blog Series

This is the third article in HART’s blog series for International Women’s Day. Read the whole series here.  Sexual Violence in Conflict The lasting damage which sexual violence inflicts on individuals and communities is unlike that of any other type of violence perpetrated during conflict....

March 1st, 2015

Understanding The Role Gender Plays In Determining The Dynamics Of A Conflict | HART International Women’s Day Blog Series

This blog, by Jack Lindsay, is the second in HART’s Blog Series for International Women’s Day 2015. Find out more about the blog series here. Read yesterday’s post on women in civil society here.  The realms of gender analysis and conflict and security studies have long been regarded as distinctly separate by both academics and strategists alike....

January 21st, 2015

First South Kordofan/ Blue Nile Protection Report for 2015 Published

The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has published the first protection report for 2015, covering the period 16 December 2014- 15 January 2015. Summary Blue Nile: In Blue Nile, a widespread aerial bombardment campaign occurred on December 17th, 20...

November 27th, 2014

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Obstacles to Resolution

Olivia Christian argues that geopolitical interests are being favoured over civilian human rights, preventing the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Twice this year, delegations from HART have visited Nagorno-Karabakh to gather information for aid and advocacy....

November 5th, 2014

Petition to members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development– immediate embargo on arms supplies to South Sudan

More than 50 South Sudanese and international human rights and humanitarian organisations, including HART, have called on members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to immediately impose an arms embargo on South Sudan. The group is also press...

October 29th, 2014

Timor Leste: The Limits of International Peacekeeping

The percentage of post-conflict countries that recede back into violence is estimated to be anything from 20 to 56%. We can all agree that the figure – wherever it lies in that range – is not good enough and demonstrates unresolved problems with peacekeeping efforts across the world....

October 10th, 2014

Weekly News Round Up (10/10/14)

News from HART • HART has signed a joint letter written by the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, in coordination with 15 other South Sudanese organisations and with the support of 5 international non-governmental organisations, to the African Union’s Commission of Enquiry regarding arms flows into South Sudan....
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