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Impossible to Guarantee Safety of Afghan Returnees – Report

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice & Community Education (ERC) has been documenting the fate of rejected asylum seekers returned to Afghanistan by the Australian government since 2002. Their latest report is the continuation of ERC’s determination to investigate Australia’s most recent deportations to Afghanistan by providing an overview of Afghanistan’s current security, political, and […]

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Mixed Progress in Addressing Global Tax Evasion and Corruption

  Disappointment has been expressed that a small group of rich countries blocked a plan for international tax rule-making to be removed from the clutches of the world’s rich countries, with developing countries being given more of a say. At the Third Financing for Development Conference (FfD3)hat concluded recently in Addis Ababa the push for […]

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Talking Human Rights – 21 Civil Society Organisations, 1 Agenda

On the evening of the 19th of April 2014, the Pax Romana conference on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) commenced. It was a five day conference aimed at creating awareness on the current situation in Kenya on five thematic areas: Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Food security and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The goal was […]

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2013 – A Turning Point in the Quest for Financial Transparency

By its very nature the work of changing unjust structures is slow and it can be difficult to see results for one’s efforts. Edmund Rice International is a member of the Financial Transparency Coalition a global network working together to address opacity in the international financial system, which creates inequalities that harm billions of people. It […]

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Holy See Calls for Reform of Global Finance

Cardinal Peter Turkson President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Bishop Mario Toso, Secretary to the Council together with Leonardo Becchetti, professor of political economy at the Roman University of “Tor Vergata” recently spoke at the presentation of a Vatican statement on the current global financial crisis entitled  “Towards reforming the international […]

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Join ERI in Calling on World Leaders to End Tax Haven Secrecy

While over 100 million children never get the opportunity to go to school, developing countries lose more money through tax dodging than they receive in aid. Edmund Rice International has joined a group of like-minded organisations in campaigning to demand tax justice at the G20 summit in France in November 2011. You can add your […]

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Transparency in Global Economy a Key to Alleviating Poverty

According to Global Financial Integrity (GFI) a US based think-tank, developing countries are currently losing ten times the amount of money they receive in aid each year through activities such as bribery, theft, drug trading, tax evasion and mispricing of exports and imports. Most of the misappropriated money finds its way into western economies. This […]

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Street Child World Cup Launched

The following article was taken from ‘Ekklesia’ An initiative involving Christian charities and others was launched last night in Westminster to highlight the situation of street children. The Street Child World Cup aims to bring teams of street children from around the world to take part in a football competition to coincide with the FIFA […]

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The world’s poor stand to lose the most

Aid agency representatives October 24, 2008 Aid and financial crisis. Photo: Dyson Governments are spending billions to save stricken companies. From another quarter comes a plea for them to offer as much in aid for struggling nations. EARLIER this month, the US Government gave another bail-out of $US37.8 billion ($A56.2 billion) to giant insurance company […]

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