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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’....

October 24th, 2017

Baroness Cox questions Government about Religious Freedom in Burma

Baroness Cox recently submitted 4 questions for written answer to the Government, asking what assessments they have made regarding religious freedom in Burma.  Read below the questions and the written answers received. Baroness Cox  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the military’s role in the persecution of religious minorities throughout Myanmar, including in the Shan and Kachin States....

July 7th, 2016

Baroness Cox asked the British Government about military offensives against civilians by the Government of Sudan

Yesterday Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their position regarding continued military attacks on civilians by the Government of Sudan in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur. You can read Baroness Cox’s questions and the answers below....

February 4th, 2016

Baroness Cox speaks in the House of Lords supporting amendments to Immigration Bill Committee Stage (4th Day)

Amendment 234A Moved by Lord Alton of Liverpool 234A: After Clause 38, insert the following new Clause— “Conditions for grant of asylum: cases of genocide (1) A person seeking asylum in the United Kingdom who belongs to a national, ethnical, racial or religious group which is, in the place from which that person originates, subject to the conditions detailed in Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, shall be presumed to meet the conditions for asylum in the United Kingdom....
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