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January 14th, 2020

UNICEF urges the Burmese government to protect children from ERWs after more children are killed by landmines in Rakhine State

UNICEF has expressed their concerns of continued and intensified fighting in Rakhine State, Burma. A statement was issued after four children were killed on 6th January and five injured when an explosive device went off whilst they collected firewood from a forest near Htike Htoo Paul village in Buthidaung township, Rakhine State....

January 8th, 2020

Written Questions & Answers from Baroness Caroline Cox 07/01/2019

Syria

Question: Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 October (HL17990), what further steps they have taken to minimise the impact on civilians of sanctions imposed on Syria....

December 13th, 2019

Break the Silence: the obstacles and affects of the non-reporting of sexual abuse against males amongst Rohingya Muslims

  Whilst Aung San Suu Kyi continues to stay silent in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the claim that the Burmese military used systematic sexual violence and rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls, it has been found that male victims of sexual violence are keeping silent in Bangladesh’s refugee camps....

December 12th, 2019

A Journey of Compassion

By Ivan Corea, HART supporter and Volunteer writes about the HART Christmas Carol Concert    
The HART Christmas Carol Concert was held on the 10th of December, at St.Cyprian’s Church, in London, attended by a huge gathering of well wishers and supporters of the charity.
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December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

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....
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