Tag Archives: United Nations

CRC Review of South Africa: Concluding Observations Released

During its 96th Session, the Committee on the Rights of the Child reviewed South Africa. As part of this process, Edmund Rice International and the Student Edmund Rice Volunteers (“SERV”) from Christian Brothers’ College, St John’s in Cape Town, had the opportunity to submit a report to the Committee highlighting issues experienced by children in […]

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Review of Human Rights in Nigeria

All of the issues raised in ERI’s joint submission (drafted in partnership with Vivat International, the Daughters of Charity and the Dominicans for Justice and Peace) were the subject of recommendations put forward at the recent UPR Review of Nigeria. The issue of Human Trafficking was especially prominent, where Nigeria was urged to do more to implement […]

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Visit of England Schools Group to Geneva

We feel incredibly privileged to have been given the chance to gain an insight into how the UN and its reviews work, and are ready to advocate for global human rights, ensuring that we do our best to educate those around us on the injustices that are still present in so many aspects of life. […]

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ERI Geneva Training in Human Rights and Advocacy

In November, 12 participants gathered in Gaillard to begin the Edmund Rice International Human Rights and Advocacy Training Course. In introducing ourselves, we each shared a piece of our culture and of our lives. A beaded bracelet from Kenya, a hand-quilled card of recycled paper from India, a silk scarf depicting Aboriginal Artwork from Australia: […]

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ERI Active During 53rd session of UN Human Rights Council

ERI delivered a number of statements and co-sponsored several others during the recently concluded 53rd session of the Human Rights Council. Two statements were delivered in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, the first by Fabian Adindu, from ERI partner VIVAT international, and the second by Taydren […]

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ERI’s Further Activity During the 52nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

ERI has delivered a further eight statements at the recently concluded Human Rights Council session. (The eight statements previously made were reported on in the March newsletter). Again, due to the competition for the limited number of speaking slots available, some statements were delivered in time slots obtained by our partners. To view the recording of the statements, […]

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ERI Active During the 52nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

ERI has delivered a number of statements during the current session of the UN Human Rights Council, and co-sponsored other statements delivered by our partners. Due to the competition for the limited number of speaking slots available, some statements were delivered in time slots obtained by our partners. To view the recording of the statements, […]

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ERI Submissions for 41st UPR Session

A range of issues raised in ERI submissions for the UPR reviews of India, South Africa and the United Kingdom were the subject of recommendations put forward by reviewing states during the 41st session. Issues related to the policy of the United Kingdom towards asylum seekers and refugees (a major focus of the joint ERI […]

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COP 27 – A Decisive Moment in Addressing the Threat of Climate Change

The past eight years are on track to be the eight warmest on record, fuelled by ever-rising greenhouse gas concentrations and accumulated heat. Extreme heatwaves, drought and devastating flooding have affected millions and cost billions this year, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s provisional State of the Global Climate in 2022 report released at the […]

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ERI Participation in 51st Session of Human Rights Council

ERI made a number of statements during the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council and co-sponsored several others delivered by our partners. The statements included:-A statement on behalf of PRATYeK India during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Water and Sanitationhttps://youtu.be/srfq8m9htusA statement on behalf of the Justice Desk on gender-based violence […]

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