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21 October 2008
The migratory phenomenon gives us an important example of the challenges that European policies have to face related to the respect of Human Rights and the basic guarantees of the Rule of Law. The status of migrants defined by several European migration laws bring together a number of elements which increases migrant people’s vulnerability and perpetuate their image as «the other».
19 May 2008
The Observatory of Criminal System and Human Rights (University of Barcelona), in cooperation with the Centre of European Policy Studies, the European Association for Research on Transformation and the University of Utherch, is pleased to invite you to the Conference on «Controlling migrations in Europe. Challenges to Human Rights and the Rule of Law». The event will take place at the Centre de Cultura Contemporŕnia de Barcelona on the 29th and 30th of May 2008.
30 January 2008
The IUEE, the LSE and the University of Cologne are pleased to announce the CHALLENGE conference: «The external dimension of the intra-EU security: the CFSP, ESDP and JHA in the ENP area». The conference will be held in Barcelona the 22 of February.
29 May 2006
A number of recent criminologies have given particular influence to the control of urban disturbances, in Europe and in all Western big cities. Barcelona is a particular case of it, trough a municipal bylaw which came into effect on last January. This by law is responsible to introduce exceptionalist practices as a way to react against incivilities as emergencies.
20 June 2005
Concepts of security are based on fear of actual and potential attacks on public authorities, persons and property. The differences arise over what constitutes an attack and the direction from which potential dangers come. Two general changes in conceptions of security are evident over the past decade and a half. First, as the threat of conventional military attack on Western Europe has declined with the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a blurring of the distinction between internal and external security. This constitutes a radical change because, since the 17th century, the two were regarded as conceptually distinct - the external threat was that of invasion by a hostile power whilst the internal threat was subversion and threats to public order.