Caroline Cox ‘A Voice for the Voiceless’

Caroline Cox 
Caroline Cox qualified as a nurse, graduated as a social scientist and was created a Life Peer in 1982 to the House of Lords in recognition of her battles for academic freedom. She uses her Parliamentary position to be ‘A Voice for the Voiceless’, for victims of oppression off the radar screen of international media in countries such as Sudan, Burma, northern Nigeria and Nagorno Karabakh. She also speaks for Muslim women suffering gender discrimination from the application of Sharia Law in the UK.

Baroness (Caroline) Cox has served as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005. She was also a Baroness-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II. Lady Cox now sits in the Lords as a crossbencher and is a frequent contributor to Lords debates on Sudan, India, Nigeria, Uganda, and Burma.

Lady Cox is also Founder and President of a charity called HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) and her ladyship works tirelessly and her humanitarian aid work has taken her on many missions to conflict zones, allowing her to obtain first hand evidence of the human rights violations and humanitarian needs. Areas traveled include the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh; Sudan; Nigeria; Uganda; the Karen; Karenni; Shan and Chin peoples in the jungles of Burma; and communities suffering from conflict in Indonesia. She has also visited North Korea helping to promote Parliamentary initiatives and medical programmes. Additionally Caroline has been instrumental in helping to change the former Soviet Union policies for orphaned and abandoned children from institutional to foster family care.


  1. Great to hear from Baroness Cox on inspiring work she has done for persecuted people in many forgotten areas of the world. David Anderson Member of Parliament Canada

  2. On a visit to Yerevan, Baroness Cox also met with Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, who applauded her for her positive and active approaches to the Karabakh issue, as well as her advocacy for Artsakh. Thank you Baroness Cox

  3. This GREAT Lady is an encouragement, and a ray of hope that there
    are still some Brits who have not lost their minds to leftist

  4. As a Nigerian who have known religious discrimination,listening to Lady Cox's testimony at US house committee on human right give me a lot of hope