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Around Europe 360 December 2014 – January 2015

In this issue of Around Europe, Sevasti Christoforou examines the issues of identifying, recording and addressing hate crime across the European Union, and the variance between EU Member States. George Thurley discusses how citizens and local governments can act as pioneers on climate and environment issues, bypassing necessary compromises at the national and European levels. Andrew …

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Briefing Paper: Shrinking Civil Space in European Countries

Restricting anyone’s right to speak his or her voice and truth is fundamentally at odds with both the Quakers’ testimony to equality and the EU democratic foundation. This new briefing paper describes the shrinking civil space in society in some EU and Council of Europe Member States, and what we citizens can do about it. …

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Around Europe 342 – May 2012

Israel destroys EU development projects worth € 29 million; Who is protecting human rights in Europe?; Restorative Justice: European Parliament makes progress?; Introducing our new Office Manager Click here to download (PDF – 2.0 Mb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Mai 2012 Restorative Justice: Macht das Europa-Parlament Fortschritte? Klicken Sie hier für die deutschen Auszüge (PDF – …

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Around Europe 341 – April 2012

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 Click here to download (PDF – 3.0 Mb) Deutsche Ausgabe – April 2012 Vertrauen und Inhaftierung in der Europäischen Union …

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Around Europe 339 – February 2012

The EEAS: First Year Score Card – Room for Improvement; Election of the new Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe; Daylight Madness: The UK’s Lacklustre Green Transformation; Council of Europe: Structure, History and Issues in European Politics Click here to dowload (PDF – 746 Kb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Februar 2012 Der Europäische …

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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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Report: Alternatives to Imprisonment

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has a long history of campaigning for prison and criminal justice reform. Working in the context of this 350 year old Quaker tradition, the Quaker Council for European Affairs is actively involved in promoting respect for human rights. In partnership with the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) – Geneva …

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