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October 17th, 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and the Right to Self-Determination

  “By virtue of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, all peoples have the right freely to determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development, and every State has the duty to respect this right in accordance with the provisions of the Charter.”...

May 29th, 2020

Report to the United Nations General Assembly: Eliminating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16

  HART is proud to have recently submitted a report to the United Nations General Assembly entitled, Eliminating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16. The full report can be downloaded below....

January 27th, 2020

SOUTH SUDAN: UN PEACEKEEPERS ‘ABANDON’ VILLAGE ONE HOUR BEFORE 32 CIVILIANS MASSACRED

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES ATTACHED

  On Wednesday 22 January, just after 7am, nomadic Misseriya herders attacked the Dinka village of Kolom in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border. The herders arrived on tuk-tuks and motorbikes, armed with assault rifles and two RPG-7s....

January 23rd, 2020

Threat to aid workers in Nigeria remains serious

On 18th January, an entire section of a humanitarian facility in Ngala town, was burned down. Ngala is around 124 km away from Borno state’s capital Maiduguri. It is reported that all humanitarian staff in the facility are safe, however, a few of the vehicles used by the humanitarians to deliver aid had also been burnt....

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....

October 29th, 2019

Stabilising Syria

Syria has been destabilised to its very core. For many, a lasting and effective solution is hard to fathom. According to the United Nations 180,000 people have been displaced from the north-east region since the Turkish offensive on 9th October, with great concern over their safety and protection....

October 21st, 2019

The invisible wounds of the Syrian conflict

Even before the Syrian conflict, the availability of public mental health services in Syria was extremely limited. A lack of funding meant that they were understaffed and underdeveloped. Neither the state nor humanitarian agencies provided enough support for these services....

July 25th, 2018

The Rohingya Crisis – will there ever be justice?

  Recently, the Rohingya situation in Myanmar (Burma) has been making headlines. The long-endured atrocities suffered by the Rohingya have escalated on 25 August 2017 through the ‘clearance operation’ by security forces as a response to attacks by opposing militants....

March 23rd, 2018

South Sudan: How will history remember the first decade of the World’s newest country?

“May this day mark a new beginning of tolerance, unity and love for one another. Let our cultural and ethnic diversity be a source of pride and strength, not parochialisms and conflict…”    President Salva Kiir at South Sudan’s official independence July 9, 2011 As civil war rages on into its fifth year in South Sudan, the world watches as growing political, cultural and economic instability erupts into violence, starvation and mass evacuation....

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)....
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