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October 20th, 2014

HART Burma Briefing: September/October 2014

Over the past few years Burma has been moving from a half-a-century long military regime to a full multiparty democracy. However, despite economic successes and increased investment in the country, it still faces big challenges in terms of political and religious freedom...

October 10th, 2014

Weekly News Round Up (10/10/14)

News from HART • HART has signed a joint letter written by the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms, in coordination with 15 other South Sudanese organisations and with the support of 5 international non-governmental organisations, to the African Union’s Commission of Enquiry regarding arms flows into South Sudan....

July 24th, 2014

Rohingya women: the invisible gender of a stateless people

Described by the UN as one of “the most persecuted minorities in the world”, the Rohingya people in Burma are victims of state sponsored persecution and extreme racial discrimination. Through denial of citizenship, the Burmese government dehumanises the Rohingya people, and this rejection of their humanity leads to immense breaches of their human rights....

March 27th, 2014

HART visit to Thai-Burma borderlands, Feb 2014

The HART team have recently returned from a visit to Thailand and Burma, where we met with some of the people whose lives are still severely affected by the long-standing persecution of ethnic national peoples, and the failure to reach an inclusive political solution. This r...

September 12th, 2013

This Immoral Trade: A Book Review By Freya Dodd

As the lights glistened in the Olympic stadium, independent athlete Guor Marial was transported back to memories of his ‘life on the run’. Captured at the age of seven by Misseriya Arab tribesmen from Western Sudan in 1993, Guor was taken to Muglad to work as a slave and was kept in dire conditions....

August 28th, 2013

MY TIME AT HART AS A SUMMER INTERN

After 10 weeks with the amazing team at HART UK and all their wonderful partners, I can honestly say I have had one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. It has also been a real wake-up call to the suffering happening all around the world today....

July 19th, 2013

Burma: Thein Sein visits UK and promises to release all political prisoners

This week marked a historic visit by Thein Sein, President of Burma, to the UK, the first visit by a Burmese leader in more than 25 years. In November 2010, Burma (also known as Myanmar) held elections, replacing the military regime with a military-backed civil government....

July 17th, 2013

HART JOINS WITH 75 OTHER ORGANISATIONS TO TACKLE THE PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA

Will the international community take a real stand on Burma’s unacceptable violations of human rights? 800,000 Muslim Rohingya live in Burma. However, since the Burmese government passed the 1982 Citizenship Law they have not been considered a legally recognised ethnic group....

June 19th, 2013

An Intern’s eye view: A week of advocacy for Burma’s ethnic nationals.

The plight of Burma’s ethnic nationals was in the spotlight last week with peers discussing the issue twice on Wednesday, and a demonstration for the Global day of Action for Kachin on Friday. HART’s aim is to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’. Burma’s ethnic nationals are precisely that: oppressed by the Government of Burma, civilians groups are being targeted by the army even in areas where there are ceasefire agreements....

June 7th, 2013

Burma: ‘The euphoria is premature, misplaced and profoundly dangerous’

Baroness Cox joins a debate on the plight of Burma’s Ethnic Nationals On Wednesday, in the House of Lords, Lord Alton asked what assessment the British Government have made of the progress being made in Burma to end ethnic tensions and to secure democracy....
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