Tag Archives: ERI

Welcome To Our Latest ERI Interns

Introducing our latest ERI interns:- “My name is Emma Bacchetto and I’m from Canberra, Australia. – I am currently studying law and politics at the University of Canberra, with the intention of working in human rights. I work in the Edmund Rice network as an archivist for St Edmund’s College in Canberra. I have volunteered […]

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Changes to ERI Geneva Team

 Kevin Mullan has been appointed to the Geneva team replacing Peter Harney who has returned to Australia. We thank Peter for his significant contribution to ERI over the past three and a half years, particularly for his work in securing funding for the continued operation of ERI and we wish him well for the future. […]

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Welcome to Our Newest Intern

 From little Tasmania to culturally diverse Geneva it’s been a big couple of months for me but I am excited to have made it to the ERI offices and to be starting my three month internship here. I’m a student at the University of Tasmania: three years into a combined Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) […]

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Some Reflections on the ERI Training Program

  “Our sessions included and covered an overview of the UN Human Rights System, Spirituality of Justice, Treaty Body systems, Legal statuses of various UN conventions, how NGO’s can engage with treaty body and UPR systems, how students can become involved in advocacy, the drafting up of a UPR submission and Special Procedures. We were […]

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ERI Intern’s Blog

Follow the fortunes of our interns Jordan Wren and Cathal Ó Fainín via their respective blogs.

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Finding Our Voice – Introducing the Work of ERI

 An updated video introducing the work of Edmund Rice International has been placed online. It can be viewed via the above link or through the link on our website or Facebook page. If visiting our facebook page please show your support for ERI by clicking the ‘like’ button for the page and sharing it with […]

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ERI Recommended for Special Consultative Status at the UN

On Monday, May 21, Edmund Rice International appeared before the Committee on NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) to request Consultative Status at the United Nations. Kevin Cawley represented ERI at the meeting. At 12:52 pm, the committee approved the application and  Mr. Joop Theunissen, Deputy Chair of the Committee, offered Kevin his congratulations with the salutation: “Welcome […]

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New Appointment to ERI Team

 It has recently been announced that Peter Harney, currently the Deputy Province Leader of the Christian Brothers’ Oceania Province and a member of the ERI Board, has been appointed as member of the ERI team. Peter expects to move to Geneva to join the Gaillard community and take up his position with ERI in February […]

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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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ERI Puts the Hard Questions to Australia

The day following Australia Day (Jan 26th), Australia faced the Human Rights Council in Geneva on its record on human rights, as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This was a historic occasion, the first time Australia had entered into dialogue with its peers in the United Nations on its overall respect for human […]

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