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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Around Europe 338 – December 2011 / January 2012

Fair Trials International Highlight the Shocking Truth of Pre-Trial Detention; Energy Savings Potential Continues to be Greatly Underutilised; Two Weeks’ Work Experience at QCEA Click here to dowload (PDF – 1.2 Mb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Dezember 2011/Januar 2012 Fair Trials International beschreibt die schockierende Wahrheit über die Untersuchungshaft Klicken Sie hier für die deutschen Auszüge […]

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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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