Category Archives: Human Rights

Let’s not forget: migrants’ rights are everyone’s rights

Soft carpets, a superior subsidised canteen, friendly civil servants appointed to look after us,the representatives of civil society, “grands debats” on noble subjects uncontroversial in their breadth… these are my main memories of the Council of Europe of the early

Let’s not forget: migrants’ rights are everyone’s rights

Soft carpets, a superior subsidised canteen, friendly civil servants appointed to look after us,the representatives of civil society, “grands debats” on noble subjects uncontroversial in their breadth… these are my main memories of the Council of Europe of the early

New EU guidelines on child refugees are a positive step – now more are needed

On 12 April 2017, the EU Commission published new policy guidelines whose objective is to provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe. The guidelines have been broadly welcomed, and rightly so, by child rights

New EU guidelines on child refugees are a positive step – now more are needed

On 12 April 2017, the EU Commission published new policy guidelines whose objective is to provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe. The guidelines have been broadly welcomed, and rightly so, by child rights

EU accession process needs security rethink

As Bosnia-Herzegovina begins the slow process of joining the European Union, QCEA has published a paper arguing that little progress will be made until the EU better matches the security requirements it places upon Bosnia to the real needs of

EU accession process needs security rethink

As Bosnia-Herzegovina begins the slow process of joining the European Union, QCEA has published a paper arguing that little progress will be made until the EU better matches the security requirements it places upon Bosnia to the real needs of

New report on European Quakers’ response to forced migration

It has been said that Quakers have a simple faith in a complicated world. It is an experimental faith, a doing faith. Each generation has faced situations that have challenged their faith, and Quakers have responded according to their individual

New report on European Quakers’ response to forced migration

It has been said that Quakers have a simple faith in a complicated world. It is an experimental faith, a doing faith. Each generation has faced situations that have challenged their faith, and Quakers have responded according to their individual

The Children of Calais

~~ Kate McNally, QCEA Forced Migration Policy Volunteer, reflects on her recent experience at Calais and the children that are still there. I had the opportunity to spend some time at Calais at the beginning of this terrible week, when

The Children of Calais

~~ Kate McNally, QCEA Forced Migration Policy Volunteer, reflects on her recent experience at Calais and the children that are still there. I had the opportunity to spend some time at Calais at the beginning of this terrible week, when

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

Why the European Convention on Human Rights should be important to young people

Since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was announced, there has been further discussion of whether the UK should now choose to remain or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Theresa May expressed her opposition

Why the European Convention on Human Rights should be important to young people

Since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was announced, there has been further discussion of whether the UK should now choose to remain or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Theresa May expressed her opposition

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

Calais bulldozers

~ Since August, Renke Meuwese has spent a total of 10 weeks working at the Calais refugee camp. Renke is a Quaker from the Netherlands, Co-Clerk of the Europe and Middle East Quaker youth organisation, and a QCEA Council member.

Calais bulldozers

~ Since August, Renke Meuwese has spent a total of 10 weeks working at the Calais refugee camp. Renke is a Quaker from the Netherlands, Co-Clerk of the Europe and Middle East Quaker youth organisation, and a QCEA Council member.

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed