Posts Tagged: Council of Europe

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part II

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months.        Restricting anyone’s right to speak his or her voice and truth is fundamentally at

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part II

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months.        Restricting anyone’s right to speak his or her voice and truth is fundamentally at

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part I

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months. On 11th June, the Greek government decided to shut down public media broadcaster ERT as part of

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part I

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months. On 11th June, the Greek government decided to shut down public media broadcaster ERT as part of

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

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

Changing a Broken Record: Unnecessary Immigration Detention in Europe

In May 2011 the UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) led a Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention for asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and stateless persons. This conference made some simple requests: that those migrating or seeking asylum are treated

Changing a Broken Record: Unnecessary Immigration Detention in Europe

In May 2011 the UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) led a Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention for asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and stateless persons. This conference made some simple requests: that those migrating or seeking asylum are treated

EU Responses to Terrorism: New Briefing Papers

Over the last 12 months I have researched and written three briefing papers, updating QCEA’s earlier work – 2005-2007  – on EU responses to terrorism. Policies relating to counter-terrorism at EU and Member State levels are numerous, technical and controversial,

EU Responses to Terrorism: New Briefing Papers

Over the last 12 months I have researched and written three briefing papers, updating QCEA’s earlier work – 2005-2007  – on EU responses to terrorism. Policies relating to counter-terrorism at EU and Member State levels are numerous, technical and controversial,

European Court of Human Rights rules on Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service

A ground-breaking judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on 7 July 2011 confirms that states have a duty to respect the right to conscientious objection. The case is that of Bayatyan v Aermenia (Application no 23459/03 / 1/6/2011).

European Court of Human Rights rules on Right to Conscientious Objection to Military Service

A ground-breaking judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on 7 July 2011 confirms that states have a duty to respect the right to conscientious objection. The case is that of Bayatyan v Aermenia (Application no 23459/03 / 1/6/2011).