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. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) responded.  Question 1: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the most recent round of discussions in the UK–Sudan Strategic Dialogue....

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....

March 2nd, 2018

Spotlight: EU conclusions on the situation in Burma

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 the recent EU adoptions aimed at resolving the Human Rights Violations in Burma. ...

February 21st, 2018

Baroness Cox co-signs letter to the Foreign Secretary calling for justice for the Rohingya

Baroness Cox is among 102 Parliamentarians who co-signed a letter addressed to the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, calling for the Myanmar Military to be held accountable for their actions. The letter, dated 21st February 2018, demands urgent action by the UK Government to state their firm support of a UN Security Council referral of the Burmese Military to the ICC (International Criminal Court)....

December 14th, 2017

Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people has recently been exposed by the media, finally mounting pressure on the international community to confront the unacceptable violent campaign by Burma’s security forces. Meanwhile, ethnic groups on the other side of the country are suffering in silence, with essential international aid which they are dependent on, being withdrawn....
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