Human rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Briefing paper: the EU’s response to the threat of terrorism

Briefing Paper 1 (published 1 August 2005) The first briefing paper in the EU and terrorism series looks at the historical development and current context of the EU’s work on counter terrorism in a globalised world. Read “Terrorism – Historical Development and Context” (PDF – 89 KB) Briefing Paper 2 (published 5 August 2005) The …

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The Right to Conscientious Objection in Europe: A review of the current situation

Aware of the fact that conscientious objectors are still treated harshly in some European countries and that the right to conscientious objection is not even recognized in all the member states of the Council of Europe, the Quaker Council for European Affairs commissioned this report to highlight the problems which still remain in Europe with …

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Briefing paper: the European Union Constitutional Treaty

Briefing Paper 1 The European Union has developed over a number of decades. This development has been characterised by the agreement of a series of Treaties concluded between the Member States. At the point at which a new Member State joined that Member State had to accede to the existing Treaties. Read “The European Union …

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