July 3rd, 2018

Why is the Fulani Herdsmen crisis so difficult to tackle?

The Fulani Herdsmen have been involved in violent clashes with Nigerian farmers for over two decades. Amnesty International has declared that 549 lives were lost to such conflicts in 2017 alone. With such alarming figures it is clear that tension between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers is a grave cause for concern for both the government and the people of Nigeria....

June 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks human rights violations in Burma in the HoL

On 12th June 2018, Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Alton’s (crossbench) notion about holding the Burmese Government and military accountable for their role in orchestrating on-going human rights violations against Christians and ethnic minorities.  Y...

May 31st, 2018

Durable solutions to Sudan’s IDP camps? Shut them down says Al-Bashir

For the last few years Sudan’s President al-Bashir has maintained every intention to shut down Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps throughout the Darfur region. Growing in number and size, the camps house 2.7 million displaced people who have sought refuge from conflict in Sudan as well as from neighbouring countries since 2003....

May 17th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on Sudan

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about foreign relations and freedom of religion in Sudan, as well as immigration from the Horn of Africa. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) and Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative) responded. ...

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....

May 3rd, 2018

Spotlight: Renewed Offensives in Kachin State Displaces Thousands

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at Kachin State, North East Burma, where renewed offensives have displaced thousands more civilians. ...

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’....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘The Difficulties and Solutions in Creating an Effective Human Rights Discourse in Countries which Practice FGM’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy.  Tabitha Everett, 20, won 1st place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: The Difficulties and Solutions in Creating an Effective Human Rights Discourse in Countries which Practice FGM “Women manage and control female genital surgery in Africa and the practice should not be blamed on men or on patriarchy”....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘To what Extent can we Consider Democracy to be a Human Right? How does Uganda Reflect this?’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy.
Hannah Mordey collecting her certificate for 2nd place in the Senior Essay Category of the HPHR18
Hannah Mordey, 19, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: To what Extent can we Consider Democracy to be a Human Right?...

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Human rights can sometimes be dismissed as a Western concept’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Jing Min Tan, 19, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Human rights can sometimes be dismissed as a Western concept....
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