Welcome to Justice and Peace of Spain

The Spanish Justice and Peace General Commission is a Catholic Church organization. It was created by the Spanish Bishops’ Conference with the mission of promoting and defending human rights, justice and peace.

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Regaining trust and countering fear

We live in a world full of unrests in many areas, be it politics, the economy, society or culture. More and more people feel insecure and are convinced that their concerns are not being taken seriously. Accepting trangressions of some public actors risks opening the door to intolerance or even hate...

EU enlargement negotiations: state of play

On 8 November 2016, the European Commission published its annual “Enlargement Package” evaluating the state of play and the prospects for countries aspiring for future EU membership. This Note gives an overview of the main findings and assesses their potential implications. Read the Note

Creating a safe haven for all: Refugees and human dignity

Europe is at a crossroads: Will it show leadership based on its commitment to the values of human rights and solidarity, or will it choose to exclude refugees from access to dignified and safe life, giving way to nationalist and populist agendas? The Conference of European Justice and Peace...

Statement on the European Union

The informal EU summit in Bratislava on 16 September was the first occasion after the UK referendum for the 27 Heads of State and Government of the European Union to meet without the UK prime minster. The outcome was the adoption of the Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap. The latter contains a...

Build bridges of justice rather than walls of fear

We, delegates from 21 European Justice & Peace Commissions, came together in Luxembourg from 30 September to 3 October 2016 to fulfil our responsibility to explore the challenges of security facing Europe in dialogue with representatives of politics, the military, EU institutions and civil...

Europe’s Security: which responsibilities, which freedom?

Is security a common good? How to grant security without jeopardising freedom and justice? Which are the responsibilities at stake and what are their implications on developing international relationships, on welcoming refugees who flee from horror and war, on fighting terrorism and, last but not...

Recent and expected developments in EU-Africa relations

1. New roadmap for the EU-Africa Strategy from 2018 to 2020 The European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) will no longer follow the proposal for a new EU-Africa Strategy as initially announced for the 7 September 2016. Instead, the presentation of a roadmap proposal is...

Trade policy matters

Starting with some considerations from the Catholic Social Teaching regarding trade policy, the following note gives an overview of current EU and global trade policy matters.   A) Catholic Social Teaching and trade Over the past years, the Holy See and bishops have taken part in the debate on...

Challenges for Humanitarian Aid in a Globalised World

Humanitarian needs have increased all over the world. Their scope and diversity has generated a large financing gap. In 2016, assistance will be needed for 90 million people. Two thirds of them are displaced people because of violent conflicts. The other third are victims of natural disasters or...

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council o f 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At  the  upcoming  European  Council,  European  Union  (EU)  leaders  will  discuss  the European Commission’s  Communication  on  a  new  Partnership  Framework  with  third  countries .  The...
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