Kenyan Women Facing Genital Mutilation Need Protection Urgently

The cases of Grace Gichuhi and Teresia Muturi, who have been told by the Department of Immigration to return to Kenya where they fear genital mutilation, are clear examples of the need for complementary protection, according to the Edmund Rice Centre.

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ERC Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka - Urgent need for independent reporting

Our only concern is for the peace of all the people of Sri Lanka: Sinhalese, Tamil, Burger, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian. 

At present the world lacks accurate independent and reliable information about what is happening in the north of the country. Unlike when the devastating tsunami hit Sri Lanka aid agencies and the international media have yet to allowed access to the region. A war, such as the one Sri Lankans have endured for three decades, is no less a disaster for the people who are innocently caught up in its prosecution and aftermath. 

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People Before Politics: Asylum Bids Provoked by Horrendous Violence

“Asylum seekers do not come to Australia because they think that the government has ´softened on border protection´. Asylum seekers come to Australia because of horrendous violence and conflict in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.¨

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Expected impacts of climate change to coral reefs of the Pacific

This paper is a summary of the work of Dr Chris McGrath examining the scientific evidence of the threat of climate change on coral reefs in the Pacific and the policy targets necessary to avoid severe impacts.

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Edmund Rice Centre Report Confirms a Further 39 people Deported to Danger

The Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) today released Deported to Danger II , which continues examining the fate of people whose claims for protection in Australia were rejected.

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Pacific Guest Worker Scheme AND Indigenous Employment - Not Either but Both!

“The Edmund Rice Centre welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of its Pacific Guest Worker Scheme .” said ERC environment spokesperson, Jill Finnane.

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Submission to Review Board of the Northern Territory Emergency Response

The Edmund Rice Centre's Submission to the Review Board of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER): Time for a New Approach: Consultation and Non-Discrimination the Key. Policy should be based on good empirical evidence measured with well-known and agreed criteria. Thus far, there is a lack of both ood empirical evidence and good criteria in this context. 

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