In this issue of Around Europe Programme Assistant Imogen Parker discusses the ethics of electronic monitoring in Europe. She writes that while this technological advancement could be used, in specific circumstances, as a viable alternative to imprisonment, this should not be seen as simply a cheap replacement for imprisonment. Quaker Representative Alexandra Bosbeer talks about the underlying value of nature and how we must develop more innovative ways of valuing our environment. While Programme Assistants Chris and Bethany Squires describe how the EU must respond as a community to the current environmental challenges.
November’s edition of our monthly newsletter: Programme Assistant Bethany Squire explains how QCEA communicates with the wider world, explaining our social media and web presence as well as how to subscribe to our newsletter and publications. Alexandra Bosbeer asks if we are ‘cutting ourselves off from Mother Earth’, and Chris Venables highlights the need for better protection for defence rights across the EU.
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In this edition of Around Europe QCEA Joint Representative Martina Weitsch discusses what we can learn from Europe’s history of peacebuilding – in light of the European Union (EU) winning the Nobel Prize it’s a very interesting article indeed. Liz Scurfield gives us an update on developments within the Council of Europe on alternatives to imprisonment, and a brief description of recent changes in the EU-Israel relationship.
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We try as often as we can and when opportunities present themselves to make Around Europe available in other languages. Martina Weitsch’s article, ‘Europe: A Peace Process or a Peace Project?’ which appeared in this month’s edition is available in French in PDF by clicking here.
Following the European Commission’s Green Paper on Detention, the Detention Consultation NGO Working Group (a group of fourteen NGOs) calling on Commissioner Reading to come forward with a legislative proposal setting common minimum standards for the use of pre-trial detention. Read the open letter here (PDF – 358 KB) … More…
Trust and Detention in the European Union; Water and Energy: what is the Connection?; Is there room for civil society in the concept of stakeholder engagement in European Research?; Quaker House Brussels’ Carbon Footprint; Erratum
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Deutsche Ausgabe – April 2012
Vertrauen und Inhaftierung in der Europäischen Union
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This glossary is provided to assist in reading and understanding papers produced by the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) on criminal justice issues. This is an ongoing project and we will add to this glossary as the need arises. Readers are encouraged to contact QCEA to request inclusion of … More…
Knesset Legislation: Damaging Democracy and the Prospects for Peace; Circles of Support and Accountability: Success Breeds Success; Nein Danke! Now What?
Deutsche Ausgabe – Juli / August 2011
Nein danke! Was nun?
QCEA’s past work on the Women in Prison project, and our research into the use of Alternatives to Imprisonment, brought into focus the dysfunctions of prison systems in many European countries. In many cases prisons are overcrowded, and if there is a unifying philosophy beyond simply coping with record levels … More…
New QCEA report surveys prisoner reintegration policy in 20 European countries; EU Responses to Terrorism: a Paper Tiger on a Wild Goose Chase?; Israel: Democracy and Free Speech for all?
Deutsche Ausgabe – April 2011
Israel: Demokratie und Redefreiheit für alle?
Justice across borders – the challenge of foreign prisoners; Our energy security, their misery; EU Consultations – a way to make the Quaker voice heard
Deutsche Ausgabe – März 2011
EU-Konsultationen – eine Möglichkeit, die Stimme der Quäker hörbar zu machen; Grenzübergreifende Gerechtigkeit – das Problem im Umgang mit ausländischen Gefangenen