Holy See Urges Greater Accessiblity and Affordability for Medicines and Diagnostic Testing

In a statement to the Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Tomasi urged a ‘creative and innovative approach’ to intellectual property rights so that ‘the right to health for all people without any form of discrimination can be fully […]

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Indian Students Rally For Children’s Rights

  Five thousand children from various sections of Delhi joined representatives of 27 states and union territories who had gathered in the national capital for the culmination of the Global Action 2015 launch.  These children who were largely in their teens assembled at Jantar Mantar to seek the fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals that […]

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The Odd Couple – Business and Human Rights

In the first week of December 2014, the United Nations in Geneva hosted the third Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights. This is designed to showcase and review how fast the UN Guiding Principles (on Business and Human Rights) are being taken up by States, businesses and civil society, and notably by those who […]

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Advocating for the Rights of Migrants

ERI recently joined more that 30 other NGOs in signing an Open letter to the European Commission,the European Parliament and EU Member States urging the inclusion of migrants and migration-related targets in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Although 232 million migrants contribute to the economic and social well-being of their countries of origin/heritage and […]

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Bolivia Accepts Recommendations to Address Violations of Rights of Children

The issues of violence against children in the home, school and workplace; child labour and the right to education, featured prominently in the recently concluded UPR of Bolivia. A total of 193 recommendations were made to Bolivia, of which only 15 were rejected. However while accepting the remainder of the recommendations, Bolivia claimed that 132 […]

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