May 18th, 2016

Transcending Gender, Caste and Creed: The Devadasi System and the March towards a Tagorean Future | HART Prize for Human Rights

This essay, by Srinidhi Akkur, received 3rd prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Senior Essay Category.    “Civilization must be judged and prized, not by the amount of power it has developed, but by how much it has evolved and given expression to, by its laws and institutions, the love of humanity” (Tagore, 1913)....

May 18th, 2016

Healing Communities Through The Arts In Northern Uganda | HART Prize for Human Rights

  This essay, by James Thorpe, received 3rd prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Senior Essay Category.    The civil war in Uganda has paid no respect to the distinction between military and civilian life, shaping lives across generations and borders....

May 6th, 2016

What role have geographical factors played in the limited right to food in South Sudan? | HART Prize for Human Rights

  This essay, by Manon Powrie, received 3rd prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Junior Essay Category.   In South Sudan six million people do not have the basic human right to food. Not only this, but nearly three million people are facing severe levels of food insecurity....

May 6th, 2016

Excluding The Right To Life, What Do You Believe Is The Most Important Human Right? | HART Prize for Human Rights

  This essay, by Selvan Senthilkumaran, received 3rd prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Junior Essay Category.   “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.”- John Dewey. It could be argued that our right to education is the most important human right as it gives us our humanity and spiritual freedom....

May 5th, 2016

If you were the President or Prime Minister of one of the countries in which HART works, what would you do to improve the human rights situation in that country and how would you do it? | HART Prize for Human Rights

  This essay, by Archie Barker, received second prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Junior Essay Category.   Undoubtedly, the most publicized human rights violation in Burma is the persecution of 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims, who mostly reside in Rakhine State where they make up 40.75% of the population....

May 5th, 2016

“A clash between the desire to uphold the law of territorial integrity for Azerbaijan and the right to self-determination for Nagorno-Karabakh are the main drivers of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”. Discuss. | HART Prize for Human Rights

  This essay, by Suzie McCarthy, received second prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Senior Essay Category.   The right to self-determination and the law of territorial integrity are arguably two contradictory principles within international law....

May 4th, 2016

South Sudan’s Search for Peace: The responsibility of leadership in the challenge of nation building | HART Prize for Human Rights

  This essay, by Charlotte Evans, received first prize in the 2016 HART Prize for Human Rights, Junior Essay Category.   After decades of conflict and almost two million deaths, a peace agreement in 2005 secured South Sudan’s independence from Sudan and ended Africa’s longest-running civil war....

May 4th, 2016

HART Prize for Human Rights: the Junior Creative category’s winning entries of 2016!

  1st Prize Winner – ‘i write of things i do not know’ by Opefoluwa Sarah Adegbite “My poem is about the continual political, social and economic difficulties in Nigeria at the moment. I am a Nigerian, but born in the UK, and having only been there once, my poem is correct in saying ‘I write of things I do not know.’ Poverty amidst wealth is seen in the second part of the poem, where people of different wealth and culture are interwoven in ordinary ways....

May 4th, 2016

HART Prize for Human Rights: Here are the winners’ entries for the Senior Creative category!

1st Prize Winner – ‘Freedom Matters’, a documentary by Pankhuri Agarwal & The Storygraphers‘Freedom Matters’ is an attempt to answer the problem of human trafficking and slavery in India. It features Nobel Peace Laureate 2014 Dr Kailash Satyarthi, besides other eminent activists and researchers in the field....
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