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Topic: conflict

June 1st, 2015

The vicious cycle of conflict in northern Nigeria

Andrew Barlow assesses the relationship between the escalating Boko Haram insurgency and Nigeria’s vast inequality.   ‘And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honour and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand[i]....

May 29th, 2015

Baroness Cox’s contribution to the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech, 28/05/2015

On the 28th May, the House of Lords opened for the ‘Debate on the Humble Address – foreign affairs, European affairs, international development and defence’. Baroness Cox used this opportunity to highlight to the House ongoing human rights abuse against ethnic minorities in Burma, particularly in the Shan and Kachin states and genocide in Sudan, focusing on the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan....

May 22nd, 2015

HART Weekly News Round Up (22/05/2015): Rohingya Refugee Crisis, and other stories from around the world

  Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Burma by boat have made international headlines this week. Petitions for ASEAN members and the international community to take action and end the humanitarian crisis for the refugees stranded at sea have been partially successful. ...

May 13th, 2015

New HART Newsletter Released Today!

We are delighted to announce the release of HART’s latest newsletter. Download your copy here!  This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. We wanted to share some of the stories we heard on our visit earlier this year, and the perspectives of those we met. 

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, 2014...
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