European Commission Green Paper

6th December 2011 The European Commission sent out a call for submissions this year for their Green Paper on the application of EU criminal justice legislation in the field of detention. The Green Paper contained 10 questions, and the Commission was interested in receiving feedback, comments and replies from practitioners, such as judges, prosecutors and…

German government launches query into children with imprisoned parents

22nd November 2011 With the ratification of the United Nation’s Convention on Children’s Rights, the German government committed itself to respecting the rights of the child separated from one or both parents by making contact to both parents possible, provided this does not interfere with the best interest of the child. Accordingly, compliance with children’s…

Our newest addition from Scotland

8th November 2011 New Eurochips member Families Outside is working alongside Members of the Scottish Parliament to coordinate a new Cross-Party Group on Children and Families Affected by Imprisonment. The Group met for the first time on 26 October 2011. Families Outside is a national Scottish charity that works solely on behalf of children and…

“When Daddy Is Behind Bars” documentary broadcasts in the Czech Republic

8th November 2011 Eurochips partner Czech Helsinki Committee (CHC), in cooperation with Czech Television, has produced a documentary entitled “When Daddy Is Behind Bars“. The 30 minute film, was broadcast on September 8th as part of the television show “Family Crosses” in the Czech Republic. English subtitles are being added to the film in order…

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