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Topic: Timor Leste

September 20th, 2019

How Timor-Leste is fighting off the curse of climate change

Recently climate change appears to be at the top of everyone’s agenda, except world leaders of course, and in July 2019 it was estimated that humanity only had 18 months to save our home planet. Brits have enjoyed record breaking high temperatures this summer (38.7 degrees in Cambridge 25/07/2019), with people driving to sunbath at the beach in their new £1 bikini or splashing in swimming pools all over the country, comfortably far away from the first ever forest fires experienced in the Arctic Circle....

September 17th, 2019

BJ Habibie, Indonesian president who paved the way for Timor-Leste’s independence referendum, dies

BJ Habibie, former Indonesian president who granted Timor-Leste an independence referendum in 1999, died last Wednesday (11/09/2019) at age 83. Habibie came into power in 1998, taking over from General Suharto, who had governed with an oppressive regime for 32 years....

September 12th, 2019

Timor-Leste Timeline

This month’s focus country is Timor-Leste, which is perhaps generally one of the lesser known countries that HART operates and supports communities in. With this in mind, a timeline of events has been created to gain an understanding of Timor-Leste’s past, present and future....

July 29th, 2016

News Round-Up 29/07/16

News from HART
  • Read Charlie Hart’s account of the Modern Slavery Garden that won Gold at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show here.
  • Volunteer and fundraise for HART this summer! See here for ways you can get involved.
  • A summit this week brought together seventeen leaders of different rebel groups in the war ravaged town of Kachin, close to the border of China.

April 1st, 2016

News Round Up 1/4/16

News from HART
  • The shortlist for the HART Prize for Human Rights has been chosen! Thank you to all entrants who participated – we have thoroughly enjoyed the broad spectrum and extremely high quality of your work ranging from art and essays to documentaries and musical compositions.

February 12th, 2016

HART News Round-up 12/2/16

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February 5th, 2016

HART News Round-up 5/2/16

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December 18th, 2015

HART Weekly News Round-Up 18/12/15

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November 24th, 2015

Indonesia and Timor-Leste: from Occupation to Cooperation

In a recent interview, Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Rui Maria De Araujo characterised the relationship between Timor-Leste and Indonesia as ‘mature’, having steadily improved over the thirteen years since Timor-Leste’s independence. This blog will explore the history between the two nations up to present-day circumstances....

November 13th, 2015

Weekly News Round-Up (13/11/2015)

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