Statewatch maintains "Observatories" on civil liberties and justice and home affairs and on secrecy and freedom of information in the EU:
Observatories on civil liberties in the EU
EU: Targeted issues:
- Observatory: EU Internal Security Strategy
- Observatory: Regulation on access to EU documents: 2008 - 2013 ongojng
- Observatory: European Investigation Order
- Observatory: UK: Government's Civil Liberties Programme
- Observatory: EU-USA general agreement on data protection and the exchange of personal data
- Observatory: IT Systems and Information Exchange for Police and Judicial Cooperation in the European Union
- Observatory: FRONTEX
- Observatory: EU-USA: Data Surveillance
Statewatch launches unique new Observatory: Proceedings of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, from 1993 - and ongoing
The Observatory lists the Agendas, "A" and "B" points, press releases, and minutes/"outcomes" (known as outcome of proceedings, or OP) of the Council of the European Union's Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings from 1993 (when it was created) to the present. Now also includes Council Conclusions, "soft law" policy-making.
FOI: Freedom of Information and Access to EU documents: 1992-ongoing
Statewatch Observatory on EU asylum and immigration: the EU summit (European Council) in Seville adopted far-reaching EU policies regarding illegal immigration, with potential huge impact on human rights, asylum-seekers and developing countries
Observatory on rendition: The use of European countries by the CIA for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners: includes: Reports from the European Parliament, Council of Europe, and NGOs - Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Redress, Cageprisoners and most of the documents submitted to the European Parliament inquiry.
Observatory: EU: Reactions to protests
Observatory on the exchange of data on passengers (PNR) with USA
Statewatch Observatory: EU-PNR (Passenger Name Record) and see Historical background: EU surveillance of passengers (PNR)
ASBOwatch monitoring the use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders throughout the UK Analysis, background documents and sections on: children, protectors, "CRASBO's", general public order and extreme cases
UK: Telephone tapping figures, 1937 onwards
UK legislation on civil liberties issues (from 1988 - ongoing)
EU: Data protection in police and judicial matters (2005-2008 and 2011-ongoing)
The surveillance of telecommunications in the EU (from 2004 and ongoing)
The EU Constitution and the Lisbon Treaty
The "Stockholm programme" - "The Shape of Things to Come"
(Up to September 2009) "Terrorist" lists: monitoring proscription, designation and asset-freezing
Observatory:(up to March 2011) European Security Research Programme (ESRP)
Statewatch Observatory in defence of freedom and democracy - new laws and practices affecting civil liberties and rights in the EU, UK and US after 11 September
S.O.S.Europe: Statewatch Observatory on Surveillance in Europe: 2001-2006
EU-FBI: Telecommunications surveillance plan
Observatories on openness and secrecy in the EU
Regulation on access to EU documents: 2008-2013: ongoing: Following the Commissions's proposals to amend Regulation 1049/2001 with full documentation.
Freedom of Information in the EU: Statewatch site with all the background news and documents on access to documents since 1992
- Archived openness and secrecy Observatories
Secret Europe: Full background documentation and analysis on access to EU documents, openness & secrecy in the EU. Including "Essays for an Open Europe" and the ongoing "Call for an Open Europe"
Statewatch Observatory on EU Freedom of Information - Case Law: Observatory contains summaries and links to the full-text of court decisions on access to EU documents (1995-2001) and Case law 2001-2011 (pdf) by Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex.
Observatory on adoption of the 2001 Regulation on access to EU documents: Statewatch Observatory on the adoption of the 2001 Regulation on access to EU documents: all the documentation from the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission leading to the new Regulation on citizens' access to EU documents.
Observatories on justice and home affairs (SEMDOC)
SEMDOC (Statewatch European Monitoring and Documentation Centre, launched in 1997). This is a website devoted to justice and home affairs and civil liberties in the European Union and carries comprehensive full-text documentation and analyses. It is a subscriber site with a small annual charge. It also includes the monthly Statewatch European Monitor, a dedicated publication covering all developments in the subject area.
Access SEMDOC and SEMDOC "e-library" archive (1976-2000). It contains:
Legislative Observatory containing text, background and status of every measures adopted, proposed or forthcoming under the justice and home affairs. It also covers international JHA treaties, case law and other relevant proposals from the 'mainstream' EC treaty. There is also an archive containing the text and status of all binding JHA measures adopted during the Maastricht period (Nov 1993-April 1999).
The full justice and home affairs acquis, which covers every JHA text adopted under the Amsterdam Treaty (1999-ongoing) and Maastricht Treaty (1993-1999, amended by Amsterdam) and the TREVI framework (intergovernmental cooperation from 1976-1993)
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