Statewatch evidence to the UK parliament and other EU institutions


Since 1997 Statewatch has given evidence to the UK House of Lords' Select Committee on the European Communities on a number of JHA topics. Over the years the Select Committees have published a series of excellent and questioning reports, most of which include written and verbal evidence from the UK Home Office, NGOs and academics. Copies of the reports are available on the internet: For a full list of all their reports see: House of Lords Select Committee: Publication of reports and evidence

Other submissions to the European Commission, the Convention on the Future of Europe and the EU Network of Independent Experts on fundamental rights are also included.

Report

EU: In 2000 Statewatch prepared a report for the European Parliament on: "The impact of the Amsterdam Treaty on justice and home affairs issues". Volume 1: The main report (799kb, pdf) Volume 2: Annexes (721kb, pdf)

Evidence


Evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union: The meeting of the Ministers of the Interior of the G6 countries at
Heilgendamm on 22-23 March 2006
(June 2006)

Evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union:Communication on methodology for ensuring compliance with the
EU Charter of Fundamental Rights COM (2005) 172
(July 2005)

Evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union (sub-committee F) on EU counter-terrorism measures (November 2004)

Statewatch sends critical briefing on the European Evidence Warrant to the European Parliament: Analysis and proposed amendments (March 2003)

Statewatch evidence to the International Development Committee inquiry into "Migration and Development": November 2003

Supplementary evidence: "Irregular Immigration and EU External Relations" to the International Development Committee inquiry into "Migration and Development", November 2003

Further evidence on proposed Directive on aircraft passenger data: October 2003

Statewatch submission to the EU Network on Independent Experts on fundamental rights raises 22 major civil liberties concerns: Statewatch submission, October 2003

IGC Launch: European NGOs Publish Concerns Over Justice and Home Affairs and Fundamental Rights Provisions in Draft Constitution: Press release and submission, October 2003

Evidence on proposed Directive on aircraft passenger data: Evidence to the Select Committee on the European Union, sub-committee "F": Proposed Directive on aircraft passenger data: September 2003

Development of a European Border Guard, May 2003

Convention on the Future of Europe: Joint suggested amendments to the draft constitutional articles on democratic life by Statewatch and the Standing Committee of experts in international immigration, refugee and criminal law (Utrecht): April 2003 (pdf)

Convention on Future of Europe: 'freedom, security and justice', House of Commons, European Scrutiny Committee, March 2003

Convention on the Future of Europe: Joint submission Statewatch and the Standing Committee of experts in international immigration, refugee and criminal law (Utrecht) on justice and home affairs: March 2003

Supplementary Agreement between Europol and United States, December 2002

Revised proposed Directive on asylum procedures, November 2002

The future of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, October 2002

Proposals to amend the Europol Convention, October 2002

Commission Communication on illegal immigration; Commission Green Paper on Return; EU Action Plan on Illegal Immigration, April 2002

Commission White Paper on Governance, March 2002 (submission to European Commission, pdf file)

Refugee status and susbidiary protection, March 2002

Proposed framework decision to combat terrorism, November 2001

Democracy and accountability in the EU and the role of national parliaments to the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee: October 2001 (pdf file)

Status of long-term resident third-country nationals: June 2001

Draft Council Decision concerning the adoption of Council Security Regulations, February 2001

Proposed Directive on asylum procedures, February 2001

Commission communication on an EU immigration policy, February 2001

Proposed second EU Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters, October 2000

Proposed Framework Decision on money laundering and the proceeds of crime, October 2000

Proposed Resolution on (the exchange of) DNA analysis results, October 2000

The "Solana Decision" amending the code of public access to EU documents, September 2000

Proposed Regulation on public access to EU Documents, May 2000 including amendments suggested by Statewatch

Financial Intelligence Units, April 2000

Draft Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, February 2000

Charter of Fundamental Rights, February 2000

EU Databases (SIS, Europol, CIS, Eurodac), May 1999

Protocol extending the scope of the Eurodac Convention, March 1999

Data protection, January 1999

Comitology procedures, October 1998

Draft Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Articles on Interception of Telecommunications), November 1997

Scrutiny of the third pillar, March 1997

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