Category Archives: Criminal Justice

Targeted Action Needed to Tackle Racism

Following last month’s blog on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and their resolution on Racism in European Policing, QCEA examines what is needed to reduce racism in policing. In January QCEA attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the

Targeted Action Needed to Tackle Racism

Following last month’s blog on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and their resolution on Racism in European Policing, QCEA examines what is needed to reduce racism in policing. In January QCEA attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the

Reforming the European Arrest Warrant

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a system in which one EU Member State can ask another EU Member State to deliver a suspect to face trial, a witness to be questioned, or a person convicted to serve a sentence.

Reforming the European Arrest Warrant

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a system in which one EU Member State can ask another EU Member State to deliver a suspect to face trial, a witness to be questioned, or a person convicted to serve a sentence.

Transitional Justice and Gender Sensitivity: Challenges and Opportunities

Transitional Justice is a range of mechanisms and processes to allow a society to come to terms with a legacy of past human rights abuses, in order to ensure accountability, serve justice, and achieve reconciliation within and between communities and

Transitional Justice and Gender Sensitivity: Challenges and Opportunities

Transitional Justice is a range of mechanisms and processes to allow a society to come to terms with a legacy of past human rights abuses, in order to ensure accountability, serve justice, and achieve reconciliation within and between communities and

Alternatives to Imprisonment at the Council of Europe

On the 20th March 2013, The Legal Affairs and Human Rights (LAHR) Committee of the Council of Europe adopted a draft resolution on alternatives to imprisonment in Council of Europe Member States. Non-custodial sentences recommended in the draft resolution include

Alternatives to Imprisonment at the Council of Europe

On the 20th March 2013, The Legal Affairs and Human Rights (LAHR) Committee of the Council of Europe adopted a draft resolution on alternatives to imprisonment in Council of Europe Member States. Non-custodial sentences recommended in the draft resolution include

Restoring Faith in Criminal Justice

Celebrating Success in the Criminal Justice System: Quakers in Criminal Justice Conference 2013 Quakers in Criminal Justice (QICJ) is an informal network of Quakers with an active interest in criminal justice. I recently joined them in Swanwick, Derbyshire, England, at

Restoring Faith in Criminal Justice

Celebrating Success in the Criminal Justice System: Quakers in Criminal Justice Conference 2013 Quakers in Criminal Justice (QICJ) is an informal network of Quakers with an active interest in criminal justice. I recently joined them in Swanwick, Derbyshire, England, at

Children in Military Custody in Israel – our responsibility?

Defence for Children International – Palestine Section has long been monitoring the situation of Palestinian Children detained by the Israeli Authorities. Their statistics make grim reading but are also a source of reliable information about what is going on. There

Children in Military Custody in Israel – our responsibility?

Defence for Children International – Palestine Section has long been monitoring the situation of Palestinian Children detained by the Israeli Authorities. Their statistics make grim reading but are also a source of reliable information about what is going on. There

How has the Brighton Declaration Affected the Defence of Human Rights in Europe?

With just a month remaining of its six-month Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, the UK was determined to make its mark. The European Court of Human Rights (the Court) certainly created a lot of press attention

How has the Brighton Declaration Affected the Defence of Human Rights in Europe?

With just a month remaining of its six-month Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, the UK was determined to make its mark. The European Court of Human Rights (the Court) certainly created a lot of press attention

What does the Draft Brighton Declaration Mean for Human Rights in Europe?

The United Kingdom, in its capacity as Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, is organising a conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. From 18th to 20th April representatives from

What does the Draft Brighton Declaration Mean for Human Rights in Europe?

The United Kingdom, in its capacity as Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, is organising a conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. From 18th to 20th April representatives from

Can We Trust Our Neighbours? Mutual Trust in the European Judicial Area

The European Union relies on the idea of mutual trust between Member States. In areas where national laws and practices differ widely across the EU, this mutual trust becomes harder to foster. This was the issue at the heart of

Can We Trust Our Neighbours? Mutual Trust in the European Judicial Area

The European Union relies on the idea of mutual trust between Member States. In areas where national laws and practices differ widely across the EU, this mutual trust becomes harder to foster. This was the issue at the heart of

European Commission Green Paper on Detention

The European Commission has published a Green Paper on Detention which seeks to explore the extent to which detention (pre-trial and post-trial) affects mutual trust amongst Member States (MS). For example one MS holds suspects for up to 4 years

European Commission Green Paper on Detention

The European Commission has published a Green Paper on Detention which seeks to explore the extent to which detention (pre-trial and post-trial) affects mutual trust amongst Member States (MS). For example one MS holds suspects for up to 4 years