News in Brief; January-February 2002

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February 2002

UK Home Office publishes "Code of practice" under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 on the seizure and "detention" of cash: Text

EU Commissioner for Enlargement says restrictions on free movement for accession countries will remain for many years. Although these countries have to implement the justice and home affairs acquis prior to joining they also have to fully implement the Schengen acquis: Report

UK Big Brother Awards by Privacy International, London 4 March 2002: PI

European Commission proposal (COM(2002) 71 final, 11.2.02) for a Council Directive to give short-term residence package to asylum-seekers who "cooperate with the competent authorities" by giving information on "illegal immigration or trafficking in human beings": Proposal (pdf)

ETSI (European Technical Standards Institute) "Telecommunications security: Lawful Interception (LI); Requirements of Law Enforcement Agencies", see: cryptome

UK government White Paper on so-called: "Safe Borders: Safe Havens: Integration with diversity in Modern Britain: Text (pdf)

Graham Watson MEP questions Council over adoption of a different definition of terrorism under the written procedure Decisions on 27 December 2001: Text of Question to Council

Police and human rights training manual produced by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva - provides interesting yardsticks for police forces and their deployment outside the EU: Manual (Word 97) Manual (pdf)

Commission Consultation Paper: "Procedural safeguards for suspects and defendants in criminal proceedings: Paper

January 2002

New chair for European Parliament's Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights

Spanish Presidency of the EU (January-June 2002): Programme

Report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the failure of a facial recognition system: ACLU

US domestic surveillance programme: COINTELPRO

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