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July 17th, 2013

HART JOINS WITH 75 OTHER ORGANISATIONS TO TACKLE THE PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA

Will the international community take a real stand on Burma’s unacceptable violations of human rights? 800,000 Muslim Rohingya live in Burma. However, since the Burmese government passed the 1982 Citizenship Law they have not been considered a legally recognised ethnic group....

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....

June 7th, 2013

Burma: ‘The euphoria is premature, misplaced and profoundly dangerous’

Baroness Cox joins a debate on the plight of Burma’s Ethnic Nationals On Wednesday, in the House of Lords, Lord Alton asked what assessment the British Government have made of the progress being made in Burma to end ethnic tensions and to secure democracy....

May 17th, 2013

Baroness Cox speaks out on Sudan, South Sudan and Burma in the Queen’s Speech debates.

On Wednesday the House of Lords debated the government’s plans for the year ahead in defense  international development, foreign and commonwealth affairs, as set out by the Queen’s Speech. HART CEO, Baroness Cox, spoke out on the situations in Sudan and Burma....

April 25th, 2013

The EU lifts sanctions against Burma: what about the ethnic nationals?

  EU Sanctions against Burma and the plight of the ethnic nationals On June 9th 2011, the Burmese army broke a 17 year ceasefire agreement in Kachin state, Burma. Since then, civilians have been the targets of various human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, rape, abduction and torture....

March 8th, 2013

Baroness Cox Interviewed on BBC World Service

Baroness Cox spoke on the BBC World Service following her recent visit to Kachin State, Burma. The interview comments on Burmese president Thein Sein’s recent visit to Europe following the lifting of EU sanctions last year. Yet ethnic national groups across Burma, particularly the Kachin and the Rohingya still suffer violent assults with tens of thousands of people displaced in the last year alone....
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