Edmund Rice Schools Mark Earth Hour in Latin America

Earth Hour has grown to be the world’s largest mass participation event involving more than 7,000 cities, 7 continents and millions of people. Earth Hour’s mission is three-fold. To bring people together through a symbolic hour-long event. To galvanise people into taking action beyond the hour. And to create an interconnected global community sharing the […]

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Human Rights Council Concludes 25th Session

 The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) concluded its twenty-fifth session on the 28th March. The Council adopted 42 resolutions on a wide range of issues, including several country specific resolutions and thematic resolutions. The UNHRC approved an international investigation into the alleged serious human rights violations and war crimes committed during the final stages […]

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Human Rights Defenders Under Threat

A major issue of concern raised at the recent meeting of NGOs the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay was the growing threat of reprisals against human rights defenders which has lead to a deep concern for the safety and protection of human rights defenders and their families worldwide. The United Nations Special Rapporteur […]

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Interns – a Farewell and a Welcome

  This month sees us say farewell to Drew Gibbons and a welcome to Madelaine Curnow and Ben Taylor (pictured at left). Ben, a former student of St Josephs, Gregory Terrace (an Edmund Rice School in Brisbane, Australia) is a 5th year Law student at the University of Queensland, whose interests lie in International Law […]

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Human Trafficking Advocacy Efforts in New York

“Get an education and a better future. We can live happily ever after. See the world and earn good money. Holiday work: meet new people and good pay.” Do any of these offers sound enticing? Thousands of people around the world are offered opportunities like these every day —only to be tricked and exploited by traffickers. […]

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