The Shape of Things to Come
The Shape of Things to Come examines the European Union's plans for justice and home affairs, and warns that the Union is embarked on several highly controversial paths, including harnessing the 'digital tsunami' to gather personal details on the everyday lives of everyone living in the European Union.
Published in 2009 by Spokesman books. Order publication (Spokesman, £5.99)
Border Wars and Asylum Crimes
When the Statewatch pamphlet "Crimes of Arrival" was written, in 1995, the title was a metaphor for the way the British government, in common with other European governments, treated migrants and especially, asylum seekers. Now, a decade on, that title describes a literal truth.
Published in 2006 by Statewatch. Order publication (Statewatch, £10)
The War on Freedom and Democracy
[edited by Tony Bunyan]
The war on terror has continued with no end in sight in the years since the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. It permeates the institutions of the body politic in Europe, sacrificing liberty and freedoms in the name of a constructed politics of fear and demands for security.
Published in 2006 by Spokesman books. Order publication (Spokesman, £10.99)
Arming Big Brother: the EU's Security Research Programme [Ben Hayes]
Documents EU expenditure on "Homeland security" research and the role played by arms company lobbyists in securing billions of euros in funding. Warns that the EU is fostering the expansion of an unaccountable security-industrial complex, with far-reaching implications for civil liberties.
Published in 2006 by the Transnational Institute and Statewatch.
Please contact TNI for hard copies (available in English and Spanish).
Countering Civil Rights [Tony Bunyan]
Using public and secret documents, this report looks at moves in the UK, US, the G8, the EU Council and the Council of Europe to introduce new terrorism offences including preparatory acts and "glorification"; to use "intelligence information" as "evidence" in court; and to allow intelligence gathering by new "special investigative techniques".
Published in 2005 by Spokesman Books. Order publication (Spokesman)
Journalism, Civil Liberties and the "War on Terrorism"
[Ben Hayes & Aidan White]
A sixty page assessment of how states are sacrificing civil liberties and free expression in the name of an all too often illusory security.
Published on "World Press Freedom day" 2005 by the International Federation of Journalists and Statewatch.
Please contact IFJ for hard copies (available in English, French & Spanish).
Data Protection in the Police Sector in Europe: a Failure to Regulate [Ben Hayes]
Looks at debates on so-called "racial profiling" and the fact that despite condemnation, European states continue to collect data on ethnicity and religion and use it prejudicially in their policing, immigration and counter-terrorism policies.
Published in "Ethnic Profiling by Police in Europe" in 2005 by the Open Society Justice Initiative. Contact OSI Justice Initiatives for hard copies.
Secrecy and Openness in the European Union
An "online book" on the history and struggle for freedom of information in
the EU. Hundreds of links document the roles played by the EU institutions,
the member states and, crucially, civil society.
Published in 2002 (and updated in 2003) by "freedominfo.org".
The activities and development of Europol - towards an unaccountable "FBI" in Europe [Ben Hayes]
EU governments signed the Europol Convention in July 1995. Four months later, Statewatch published the first publicly available draft of the text together with a detailed analysis to encourage open debate on the issues it raised. Six years later, this Convention is being rewritten to give Europol operational powers and a much wider remit and open debate needs as much encouragement as ever.
Published in 2002 by Statewatch. Order publication (Statewatch, £10)
On Globalisation of Control: Towards an Integrated Surveillance System in Europe [Thomas Mathiesen]
The first in-depth analysis of the databases and surveillance mechanisms being put in place by the EU. Examines "Europol", the "Schengen Information System" and a plethora of additional systems, and places them in the dual context of globalisation and social control.
Published in 1999 by Statewatch. Order publication (Statewatch, £6)
Key texts on justice and home affairs, 1976-1993
[compiled by Tony Bunyan]
Full texts of 56 key documents and reports covering the Trevi group, the Ad Hoc Group on Immigration and the Coordinators of Free Movement. Essential for looking at the pre-Maastricht Treaty period.
Published in 1997 by Statewatch. Order publication (Statewatch, £16)
The Europol Convention
This pamphlet contains the full text of the Europol Convention agreed by EU governments in 1995, together with commentary and analysis.
Published in 1995 by Statewatch.
Researching the European state: a critical guide
[edited by Tony Bunyan]
Comprehensive bibliography with over 1,600 entries, author and subject index. Covers all relevant "official" sources and places a special emphasis on alternative sources.
Published in 1996 by Statewatch. Order publication (Statewatch, £7)
Statewatching the new Europe: a handbook on the European state [edited by Tony Bunyan]
A 208 page paperback covering the pre-Maastricht development of the EU's "Third Pillar", a country-by-country analysis of EU police and security services, immigration and asylum policy, racism and anti-terrorism in the North of Ireland.
Published in 1993 by Statewatch. Order publication (Statewatch, £4.50)
The Statewatch journal was first published in 1991. It continues to carry news and feature articles on policing, law, civil liberties, prisons, immigration, Europe and the far right.
The journal is published quarterly by Statewatch and printed by Russell Press
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SEMDOC: Documenting EU justice & home affairs policy
The SEMDOC legislative observatory covers the background and status of every measures adopted, proposed or forthcoming under the justice and home affairs (JHA) titles in the TEC and TEU. The SEMDOC website is one of the the most comprehensive resources on JHA policy on the web.