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Statewatching Europe: Civil Liberties, the State and the EU

European conference marking Statewatch's 20th anniversary Bookmark and Share

Statewatch's 20th anniversary conference was held at Conway Hall in London on Saturday 25th June 2011. More than 220 people from 18 EU countries registered and over 30 NGOs attended the conference.

The opening plenary session saw speeches from Gareth Peirce (solicitor and author of Dispatches from the Dark Side: On Torture and the Death of Justice) discussing the war on terror and Tony Bunyan (Director of Statewatch) on the state of Europe.

Gareth Peirce: 'The war on terror'
 Tony Bunyan: "The state of Europe"

The conference also featured six workshops (running in parallel in the morning and afternoon), two of which were recorded. The workshops focused on the topics of:

The conference closed with a second plenary session, entitled Charting the terrain: the decade ahead. The discussion was led by a panel comprised of Shami Chakrabati (Director, Liberty); Courtenay Griffith QC (Garden Court Chambers); Aidan White (Secretary-General, International Federation of Journalists, 1987-2011) and Tony Bunyan (Director, Statewatch).

Two of the workshop sessions and both the plenary sessions were filmed. Use the links on the left to access the videos you wish to see. The conference flyer contains the full timetable of the day, and all of the videos are also available on our Vimeo page.