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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Drumming Out Poverty

Oct 17th was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Students and members of the Edmund Rice network around the globe responded to the invitation published in the October ERI newsletter by staging their ‘Drum out Poverty’ event. Videos were posted from:- Argentina;  Australia; India;  Kenya;  New Zealand;  South Africa; and Tanzania  among other […]

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Australian Edmund Rice Schools Unite to Protest Asylum Policy that Detains Children

Students from thirty Edmund Rice schools around Australia recently took part in a protest against the detention of hundreds of children as part of Australia’s harsh asylum seeker policy. The ‘detention for detention’ protest was co-ordinated by Edmund Rice Advocacy for Change  an umbrella group representing Edmund Rice Schools in Australia and supported by ERI. […]

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