Violations Against Indigenous Peoples

Put an End to State-Complicity!

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Human Rights Council:

Keep Burundi As a Priority

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Australia:

Close Down Offshore Detention Centres For Asylum Seekers

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Women’s Right to Food

States and Businesses Should Be Held Accountable for Protecting Basic Human Rights

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Love Never Fails:

International Congress Celebrates 10th anniversary of "Deus Caritas Est" Encyclical.

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COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

Bénin: Le Comité de l’ONU pour les droits de l’Enfant appelle le Bénin à remédier à la situation des enfants dits sorciers et à renforcer l’enregistrement des naissances 

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Extreme Poverty is a Human Rights Violation: Poverty Reduction Efforts Should Focus on Rights

Greatly concerned by the increasing number of people who find themselves excluded and marginalised from the current global economic system, Pope Francis has urged the Church to give particular attention to vulnerable and poor populations who are often “without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.”   In his recent inauguration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy on December 8th 2015, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics worldwide to...

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Fracking: Dirty Fossil-Fuel Energy that Undermines Human Rights

Fracking is the process of breaking up shale underneath the Earth's surface to extract natural gas and oil.  It has been hailed as the new direction to take in energy production, and promoted as a safe alternative to traditional fossil fuel sources, especially coal.  

Often overlooked in the fracking debate, however, are the systematic breaches of international human rights law that accompany fracking, especially those related to the destruction...

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Calling for Human Rights Language in COP21 Paris Agreement

The adverse impacts of climate change are a matter of justice and inequality. Communities who are dependent on the environment for their livelihood – pastoralists, indigenous people, people living on small islands and low coastal zones – and people living in poverty are the ones most affected by both climate change and the responses taken to address its impacts. The increase of droughts, floods, cyclones and typhoons threaten their right to life,...

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COP21: Franciscan Engagement

What is COP21? Why are Franciscans engaging? Listen to the webinar!

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