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November 13th, 2013

“How much longer will the international community allow Khartoum to continue its brutal policies with impunity?”: Baroness Cox in the House of Lords

Last Thursday (07/11/13), as a new HART intern, I attended a debate in House of Lords which focused on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan and South Sudan. Baroness Cox asked what assessment the British Government have made of the situation in Sudan, and the implications for citizens of the Republic of South Sudan....

October 29th, 2013

Baroness Cox asks what the British government’s response is to recent developments in Sudan.

Yesterday, in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked the British Government what is their response to recent developments in the Republic of Sudan?’ In September protests in Sudanese cities over increasing fuel prices were violently suppressed, resulting in the deaths of at least 200 people....

July 17th, 2013

House of Lords Debate the Sudanese Question: My First Day as a HART Intern

On my first day as an intern at HART I was propelled into the world of government policy with a trip to the House of Lords, and as a recent politics graduate with a longstanding interest in Sudan this was an extremely exciting opportunity.  Over the past year, as President of Nottingham Aegis Students, I have been personally involved in developing and implementing a national student campaign called We Need to Talk About Sudan which sought to place pressure on the British government to speak out against the war atrocities being committed by the Sudanese Government....

July 12th, 2013

War Crimes in Sudan: Baroness Cox draws attention to the unilateral aerial bombardment of the civilian population undertaken by the Khartoum Government.

This Tuesday in the House of Lords, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked the British Government what assessment they had made of the Amnesty International Report We had no time to bury him: War crimes in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. He highlighted the shocking extent of the purging of the Nuba people and asked when this issue was last raised in the United Nations Security Council....

July 4th, 2013

Afternoon tea at the House of Lords: HART competition winners describe their experience

In April, Anna Carey, Chris Jaffe, Eloise Turner and John Maier became the winners of our 2013 scholarship competition.   Anna and John wrote insightful essays on Burma’s progress towards democracy, whilst Eloise and Chris created thought provoking artwork on the theme Remember Sudan....

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 12th, 2013

Religious freedom in Egypt: Baroness Cox asks the British Government for their assessment

This week in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their assessment of the situation of religious minorities in Egypt since the Arab Spring. She drew attention to recent attacks on Sufi shrines, the marginalisation of the Baha’is, hostility towards Muslim secularists and the escalation of assaults on Christian communities....

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....

March 1st, 2013

HART Visit to Burma’s Kachin, Shan and Karen/Karenni Peoples

HART returned this week from visiting the Kachin, Shan and Karen/Karenni peoples of Burma. While the international community, including the British government, celebrates recent reforms in Burma, including the freedom for the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kii to participate in the nation’s political process and to travel abroad, the Burmese Government is responsible for escalating problems in many of the ethnic national States, including those of the Kachin, Shan, Karen and Karenni peoples....
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