In Focus85 Stephen McCloskey wrote about the human rights situation of Palestinians after a trip to the West Bank In November 2009, an Irish delegation of 22 people visited the West Bank to assess the human rights situation for Palestinians living under occupation. Our programme included meetings with human rights activists and NGOs based in both Palestine and Israel. The recurring issues that surfaced
In Focus87 Janet Horner and Deirdre Kelly explain a few of the key terms used in discussions on trade. Civil society: All civic and social organisations and movements that participate in a society, separate from the institutions of a government. Duty-free goods: Goods that are bought or sold between countries with no additional import or export tax. Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs): Trade Deals being negotiated between European Union countries
Climate change is a looming crisis brought on by over-consumption, writes Walden Bello. Yet humanity’s response may be to bring about a better quality of life for all.