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June 3rd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers in the HoL June 2020 (Updated)

  Below are the written answers relevant to HART that Baroness Cox has asked over the past month. The document will be continually updated as and when answers are published by the House of Lords. Full transcripts of the questions and answers are available for download here....

May 22nd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers for May and April 2020

  Below are the written questions relevant to HART and our partner countries asked to the government by Baroness Cox in April and May.   Download the document to read the full transcript of the questions and answers....

May 4th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s Question in the HoL on Government Support for Charities in Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic- 30/04/2020

  Question: My Lords, I too warmly congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Addington, on this very timely debate. I declare an interest as founder and CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, working with partners abroad. I greatly appreciate the contributions, including that of the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, which have highlighted the issues being faced there....

February 13th, 2020

Baroness Cox: 2019 round up of advocating in the House of Lords

Baroness Cox is the face of HART’s advocacy for the individuals and communities we help. In 2019, through written and verbal questions in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox advocated for Nigeria, Sudan and Syria 52 times, with topics ranging from human rights to sanctions....

January 22nd, 2020

Written Question: Baroness Cox receives answers to her questions on chemical weapons in Syria 20/01/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Mayday Rescue Foundation, in its role as a UK-implementing partner, was involved in choosing witnesses for interview by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Douma Fact-Finding Mission on behalf of the UK; and whether they are aware of any investigation for possible financial irregularities in respect of that foundation....

October 24th, 2019

Baroness Cox asks question on Sharia Law and Marriages in the House of Lords on 23/10/2019

Baroness Cox is committed to being a voice for the voiceless. On behalf of Muslim women effected by Sharia Law in the UK, she questioned the UK government on the progress they have made in implementing the first recommendation of The independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales, published in February 2018, in order to protect Muslim women in Islamic marriages
which are not civilly registered....

December 11th, 2018

Baroness Cox questions the British Government’s ‘strategic dialogue’ with Sudan in the HoL

On Human Rights Day, Baroness Cox (crossbench) spoke in the House of Lords to question the conditions of ‘strategic dialogue’ between the British Government and Sudanese Government, particularly regarding the rights of political detainees being held in Su...

June 29th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks continuing violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria

On the 28th of June, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing crisis in Nigeria. Before speaking, Caroline requested updates from our partner Rev. Hassan John in Jos.   A copy of her full speech ca...

May 10th, 2018

Baroness Cox highlights the conflict in Kachin and Shan States during Parliamentary debate

Baroness Cox brought to the forefront the plight of the Shan and Kachin people during a Parliamentary debate on ‘Recent developments in Myanmar’. In recent weeks, the fighting in Kachin State has intensified, displacing 6000 people, killing hundreds and trapping 3000 in conflict zones....

April 16th, 2018

Sudan’s Political Detainees Finally Released – Should We Be Celebrating?

Background: Why were arrests made?
The Government of Sudan (GoS) introduced austerity measures earlier this year that cut subsidies and stopped the import of wheat. Soon, sporadic waves of peaceful demonstrations erupted that were labelled the ‘Bread protests’....
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