THE ANTI-TERRORISM PACKAGE: NEW LEGISLATION IN THE EU

Organiser: Sofia Moreira de Sousa, Academy of European Law Trier
Language: English

Trier, 25 - 26 January 2002

Contents

At its meeting of 21 September 2001, the European Council endorsed the Justice and Home Affairs Council's conclusions and action plan relating to the urgent measures to be taken to address the new security situation in the European Union following the terrorist attacks on the United States of 11 September.

This seminar will review the progress of discussions concerning national and EU anti-terrorism measures. The seminar will address issues arising from the proposed European Arrest Warrant. The other EU proposals and activities post-September. It will also be analysed, both from law enforcement and human rights perspectives.

National anti-terrorism packages and how they fit in with the proposed EU measures is another conference theme. Is there a compatibility between what is happening nationally and what the EU is doing?

The concerns of several European parliaments and non-governmental organisations about the anti-terrorist measures will be debated - notably, the question whether the new measures will interfere disproportionately with rights of liberty and privacy.

Information: Ms. Ute Beissel
Phone: +49 (0)651 937 37 31
Fax: +49 (0)651 937 37 90
e-mail: ubeissel@era.int

List of speakers

Telmo Baltazar, European Commission, Brussels
Niels Bracke, Council of the European Union, Brussels
Hervé Dupont-Monod, avocat au Barreau de Paris
Malcolm Fowler, International Human Rights Committee, Law Society of England and Wales
Ignacio Peláez Marqués, Spanish Permanent Representation to the EU, Brussels
Ties Prakken, Centre for Human Rights, University of Maastricht
Magnus Ranstorp, Centre for the Study of Terrorism, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Mark Richard, US Mission to the European Union, Brussels
Bernardo Sicart, Ministry of Interior, Madrid
Peter Strömberg, Ministry of Justice, Stockholm
Graham Watson, Chair of European Parliament Committee for Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, Brussels
Patrick Zanders, Cabinet of Minister of Interior, Co-ordinator Belgian Presidency, Director International Police Co-operation Policy, Brussels

Chair: Peter J. Cullen, Academy of European Law, Trier

Friday, 25 January 2002

8.30 a.m. Check-in and distribution of conference reader

Session I: European-Led Anti-terrorism Initiatives
Chair: Peter J. Cullen

9.00 a.m. Welcome Words

9.15 a.m. Background Discussion and Strategic Issues: Magnus Ranstorp

10.00 a.m. Anti-terrorist Legislation at European Level: EU activities before and after 11 September 2001: Niels Bracke

Discussion

11.00 a.m. Coffee break

11.30 a.m. Commission Proposals: Telmo Baltazar

12.15 p.m. The EU Measures: Going Too Far for Democratic Rights? Ties Prakken

Discussion

13.15 p.m. Lunch

Session II: National-Led Initiatives
Chair: Gert Vermeulen

14.30 p.m. Policy on Fighting Terrorism under the Belgian Presidency: Patrick Zanders

15.15 p.m. France: Hervé Dupont-Monod

16.00 p.m. Coffee break

16.30 p.m. Sweden: Peter Strömberg

17.15 p.m. UK: Malcolm Fowler

18.00 p.m. Discussion

18.30 p.m. End of the first day

Saturday, 26 January 2002

Session III: Practical and Strategic Measures against Terrorism
Chair: Sofia Moreira de Sousa

9.30 a.m. Issues for Police and Prosecutors in Anti-terrorist Investigations: Ignacio Peláez Marqués

10.30 a.m. Coffee Break

11.00 a.m. Combating Terrorism in the Financial Sector: International and European Action: Mark Richard

11.45 a.m. European Parliament's Perspective: Graham Watson

12.30 p.m. Shaping a Practical Anti-terrorist strategy - A Presidency Viewpoint: Bernardo Sicart

Discussion

13.30 p.m. Buffet Lunch

To book please contact:

Ms. Ute Beissel
Phone: +49 (0)651 937 37 31
Fax: +49 (0)651 937 37 90
e-mail: ubeissel@era.int

Conference fee: 270 euros (accomodation separate)

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