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November 13th, 2019

Nigerian armed forces release 86 more children from inhamane detention centres

In our latest blog, we touched upon the unjust detention of children who are suspected of being members of the extremist group, Boko Haram by the Nigerian armed forces. Last week Human Rights Watch reported the positive news that 86 more children had been released from the inhumane conditions....

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....

July 19th, 2019

Why Third-Party Mediation Efforts Have Failed in Nagorno-Karabakh

In March of 1992, an Iranian delegation led by then-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Vaezi visited Baku, Yerevan, Stepanakert, and Nakhichevan to meet with leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) (1). Their delegacy marks the first third-party endeavour, involving all three main belligerents, to mediate the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict....

April 15th, 2019

HART Prize Essay Competition Winners

This year’s HART Prize for Human rights saw many amazing entries in both the creative and essay categories. While we are unable to upload all the winning essay submissions to our website, it is still important to acknowledge the hard work, research, and effort that our participants put into writing an essay for this competition!...

March 8th, 2019

Celebrating International Women’s Rights Day is a Privilege

Today is International Women’s Rights Day. It’s a day largely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women and marking the progress that has been made in gender equality and women’s rights. It is a day to remember all the women who came before and paved the way for the women’s rights movement to be where it is today....

December 17th, 2018

HART Prize entries displayed in the Walker Art Gallery

To help celebrate Human Rights Day the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool is displaying four HART Prize for Human Rights junior creative entries, in the Make Space engagement area on the first floor landing, until (and including) Friday 21stDecember.  We are delighted and incredibly proud of the students from St Swithun’s and Palmers Green High School whose work was chosen....

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

July 27th, 2018

FGM: an inherent cultural tradition that needs to be dealt with

Excruciating pain. Psychological scarring. Child bearing issues. Future health risks. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a dangerous, irreversible procedure that is ubiquitous in societies around the world and is ever-present (under the surface) in the UK....

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...
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