Background paper: Pre-trial detention

This QCEA background paper explores the human impact of widespread pre-trial detention in the European Union. Studies indicate that pre-trial detention both causes harm to individuals and is unlikely to contribute to reducing crime. Pre-trial detainees are less likely than sentenced prisoners to receive support services or to have contact with family members and the […]

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Discussion Paper: The European Arrest Warrant – One Step Closer to Reform?

In this discussion paper, Imogen Parker explains in brief the European Arrest Warrant and some of the problems for criminal justice which have arisen during the its implementation. She makes recommendations which readers can bring before their MEP, on how to ensure that extraditions do not result in problems such as people being imprisoned while […]

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Briefing paper: The EU’s response to the threat of terrorism (update)

In 2005 QCEA  published twelve briefing papers outlining and evaluating EU responses to terrorism, and in its 2007 report “Effective Counter-Terrorism: A Critical Assessment of European Union Responses” QCEA set out a series of recommendations to policy makers. In 2011, QCEA updated these with a set of three briefing papers which included an evaluation, legal and […]

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Green paper response: criminal justice in the field of detention

Strengthening mutual trust in the European Judicial Area – a Green Paper on the application of EU criminal justice legislation in the field of Detention Our research comparing the operation of prison systems across Europe has led us to certain conclusions, which we clarify here because they inform our thinking about the questions in the […]

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Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law

APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, and the Quaker Council for European affairs call for the EU to condemn the Israeli anti-boycott law. Read “Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law” in English(PDF – […]

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