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Frontline Issue 48

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Gerard Quinn continues his discussion of the continuum between international principle and domestic reform in the context of justice and human right. Professor Gerard Quinn, NUI Galway

Despite its seeming complexity, the world of international law is easily understandable and usable. International human rights law rests essentially on four connected basic...

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by Anne Halpin, Outreach/Development Officer, Kay Devine, Director, Foyle Down's Syndrome Trust, Spencer Road, Waterside, Derry

Foyle Down's Syndrome Trust (FDST) was formed in September 1995. The Trust has an innovative and groundbreaking approach to the educational and social inclusion...

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Disability presents a daunting challenge in a country with endemic poverty and severely limited healthcare. Working in partnership with local communities, the St John of God Community Services are meeting this challenge in northern Malawi. Br Aidan Clohessy, OH, St John of God Community Services Mzuzu, Malawi

Recognising the darkness The northern region of Malawi, with its capital city Mzuzu, has 1.5m of the country's population of 12 million. It is the...

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The aims of the IAA are to represent people with autism on the island of Ireland, to liaise with the administrations and political parties north and south, to increase awareness of autism, and to improve the provision of health and educational services writes Seamus Murphy

The Irish Autism Alliance (IAA) was formed on 7 July 2001, following a meeting at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Athlone. The fifteen...

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Tom Hogan is Chairman of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies (and Chief Executive of the Galway Association). This article is extracted from his address to the Federation at their Conference in Galway in May, 'The future role of the voluntary sector in the provision of intellectual disability services'.

Voluntary organisations have provided services to persons with an intellectual disability in Ireland since 1868. They now account for approximately eighty per cent of...