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Baroness Cox Asks Foreign and Commonwealth Office About Sudan Peace Negotiations

Baroness Cox used a written question to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the government of Sudan upholds its ceasefire agreements in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. Asked by Baroness Cox on: 16 October 2017 (HL2016)

Answered on 30th Oct by: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on behalf of Foreign and Commonwealth Office:  The UK welcomes the reduction in conflict between government forces and the armed opposition in the Two Areas in recent months, as well as the extension by the government of Sudan of the unilateral cessation of hostilities until 31 December 2017. In the most recent round of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue on 16 October, we urged the Government of Sudan to extend this further. We continue to urge both sides to engage constructively with the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process in order to agree upon a permanent ceasefire and unfettered humanitarian access.

Baroness Cox Presses UK Government Over Syria


This week Baroness Cox has been pressing the government over Syria

As HART’s CEO Baroness Cox spoke in the House of Lords yesterday as part of a series of oral questions scrutinising the UK government’s actions in Syria. Please visit HART by clicking on this link where you can read more as Caroline turns up the heat on the government .....

Baroness Cox keeping on top of the Treasury

Baroness Cox asked a written question HM Treasury on the 2nd Oct about: 

Federation Internationale de L'Automobile: Sudan

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of grants from the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile paid to Sudanese motoring organisations; and whether they intend to ask the Serious Fraud Office to investigate the possibility that corrupt payments were made in relation to those grants.

Reply today 18th Oct from Lord Bates, a good start before kicking the question into the long grass!:

HM Government takes any reports of suspected breaches of the law very seriously.
Information relating to this matter has been received by HM Treasury via its Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI). OFSI are engaging with relevant government agencies as appropriate to ensure the information is properly considered.

HM Treasury does not comment further on individual cases.

An evening with Vardan Tadevosyan


On Wednesday, 11th October HART hosted an evening with the inspirational director of the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre, Vardan Tadevosyan. Founder and Director of The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh.he gave  a presentation about his work in disability care and the transformation of a bombed building in Stepanakert to an internationally acclaimed Centre of Excellence. It is difficult to put into words the extensive wonderful work that his centre does for the disabled in Nagorno-Karabakh.