January 8th, 2020
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....
April 16th, 2018
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 2nd, 2018
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 14th, 2018
Baroness Cox (Crossbench) posed another 4 questions to the Government about recent Sudanese arrests of protesters, specifically the treatment of women. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State).
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women they estimate are currently detained in Sudan following the protests that began on 7 January
UK Embassy officials are raising our concerns with the Government of Sudan about those detained following recent protests, including at a bilateral meeting on 21 January and through a public statement by EU ambassadors in Sudan on 30 January....
January 4th, 2018
Now that 2017 has drawn to a close, the New Year holds prospects of much needed Human Rights, Political and Economic reform for the people of Sudan. What is behind this positive outlook? Answer, the controversial lifting of US imposed sanctions on the troubled country....
December 15th, 2017
This week’s HART Weekly Review includes blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work
Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand:
The people from Shan State are one of the groups whom have suffered exceptionally similar atrocities to the Rohingya people....
October 1st, 2015
110 signatories, including HART, support proposal to U.S. Justice Department for Sudan Community Compensation
WASHINGTON, DC – October 1, 2015 – Today, amidst news of huge shortfalls in funding for critical humanitarian needs—such as food, water, and acute healthcare for millions of Sudanese refugees and internally displaced people—Sudanese diaspora leaders, human rights organizations, genocide scholars, and Sudan advocates from 33 states and 10 countries are asking the U.
May 11th, 2015
A new report from Jack Lindsay at HART, bringing together evidence from multiple sources and investigations, highlights how the international arms trade is fuelling conflict in Sudan and enabling the al-Bashir regime to carry out human rights abuses on a grand scale....
April 25th, 2013
EU Sanctions against Burma and the plight of the ethnic nationals
On June 9th 2011, the Burmese army broke a 17 year ceasefire agreement in Kachin state, Burma. Since then, civilians have been the targets of various human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, rape, abduction and torture.
March 8th, 2013
Baroness Cox spoke on the BBC World Service following her recent visit to Kachin State, Burma.
The interview comments on Burmese president Thein Sein’s recent visit to Europe following the lifting of EU sanctions last year. Yet ethnic national groups across Burma, particularly the Kachin and the Rohingya still suffer violent assults with tens of thousands of people displaced in the last year alone....