News in Brief Archive September-October 2001

October 2001

New laws & practices affecting civil liberties and rights after 11 September - reactions at national level:

Belgium:Ligue des droits de l'Homme (The Belgian League of Human Rights):"Deny terrorism a second victory"

France: Open letter to the French Parliament - Fifteen groups write on "Open letter" to protest at the dangers to civil liberties in proposed laws: Open letter

Amnesty International - Europe: Amnesty International: Reports on the "backlash" in the aftermath of 11 September and "security and respect" for human rights in the EU:

Germany: Report on new surveillance laws:
Statement by German human-rights organizations is on: Privacy statement (in German)
Details of proposals in Germany on the CILIP website (in German)

For full background on EU-wide developments see: Observatory in defence of freedom and democracy

September 2001

Identity cards: Information and documentation from Privacy International

Council of Europe: Cybercrime Convention to be formally adopted on 8 November: Cybercrime

UK Home Office announces new plans to stop immigration: Immigration

"Stop the TABD – Democratic Alternatives to Neoliberal Governance” , TABD Counter-summit, October 12-13, Stockholm (TABD, Transatlantic Business Dialogue): TABD

National Civil Rights Movement: International Festival for Peace, Justice and Human Rights, 10-11 November 2001: NCRM

Initial reaction of the Belgian Presidency of the EU on the issues to be considered at the planned intergovernmental conference on future structures: Press release Long-awaited European Commission White Paper on "European Governance" was published on 25.7.01: Text (pdf file)

European Commission proposal for a Directive on laying down minimum standards for third country nationals and refugees COM (2001) 510: Text (pdf file) Text (Word 97)

Campsfield hunger strikers' statement, 9 September 2001: Campsfield

Press statement on the court decision on the Oakington detention centre (pdf file): Statement

New issue of Statewatch bulletin published: Contents


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