Observatory in defence of freedom and democracy - documentation (updated 30.10.01)


EU anti-terrorism plans: justice and home affairs proposals

This page contains all the justice and home affairs legislative proposals in the EU's action plan on terrorism. See Statewatch analysis of these measures: Analysis no 6 (html) Analysis no 6 (pdf).

Eurojust

  • Draft Council Decision setting up Eurojust, 12727/1/01, 19.10.01: Full-text (pdf)
  • Decision 2000/799/JHA setting up a provisional Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust), 14.12.00: Full-text (html)

European arrest warrant

  • Proposed Framework Decision on a European Arrest Warrant from the Commission, COM (2001) 522, 19.9.01: Full-text (pdf)
  • Council of the EU (the member states) response to the Comission proposal, 12646/01, 10.10.01: Full-text (pdf)
  • Statewatch analysis of the Commission proposal with an addendum (16.10.01) on this Council response: Analysis (pdf)

Definition of terrorism

  • Proposed Framework Decision on terrorism from the Commission, COM (2001) 521, 19.9.01: Full-text (pdf)
  • Statewatch analysis of the Commission proposal: Analysis(html)
  • Council of the EU (the member states) response to the Comission proposal, 12647/01, 10.10.01: Full-text (pdf)
  • Statewatch analysis of the Council response: Analysis(html)
  • Rapid information exchange on terrorist attacks [defines "terrorist incidents"], 10524/5/01, 17.9.01: Full-text (pdf)

Freezing of assets and evidence

  • French, Swedish and Belgian proposal on the execution of orders assets and evidence 5126/01, 2.2.01 (latest draft available to the public): Full-text (pdf)
  • Article 36 Committee report on the proposal on the execution of orders assets and evidence 12636/01, 10.10.01:
    Full-text (pdf)
  • Commission proposal for a Council Regulation on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating international terrorism, COM (2001) 569, 2.10.01: Report & documents (html)
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001 of 6 March 2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan; Full-text (html)
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1996/2001 of 11 October 2001 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001: Full-text (html)
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 2062/2001 of 19 October 2001 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001: Full-text (html)

EU Extradition Conventions

  • Convention on simplified ['consented'] extradition procedure between the Member States of the European Union, 10.3.95 (still to be ratified by Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy & UK): Full-text (html)
  • Convention relating to ['disputed'] extradition between the Member States of the European Union, 27.9.96 (still to be ratified by France, Ireland, Italy & UK): Full-text (html)

EU Mutual Legal Assistance Convention

  • Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union, 29.5.00 (still to be ratified by all EU member states): Full-text (html)

Protocol to EU Mutual Legal Assistance Convention

  • Protocol to the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union, 12234/01, 9.10.01 (latest draft available to the public; Protocol signed on 16 October 2001): Full-text (pdf)

Immigration and asylum

  • Immigration and asylum legislation is to be examined "with reference to the terrorist-threat". Formal proposals are awaited.

Joint investigation teams

  • Belgian, French, Spanish & UK proposed Framework Decision on joint investigation teams, 12442/01, 9.10.01: Full-text (pdf)

Hacking & computer crime

  • The European Commission is to propose Framework Decisions on the mutual assistance in investigating "attacks on computer systems" and prosecuting "computer crime". Formal proposals are awaited. For background see Commission communication on "cybercrime", COM (2000) 890, 26.1.01: Full-text

Data protection and police efficiency

  • See Statewatch Observatory on Surveillance in Europe for developments on this issue since September 2000:
    Reports & documents

Background

EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

  • Conclusions of the Justice & Home Affairs special Council on terrorism, 3926/6/01, 20.9.01: Full-text (pdf file)
  • Statewatch analysis of JHA conclusions 20.9.01: Analysis (pdf)
  • "Anti-terrorism road map" [1] - Justice and Home Affairs Aspects, 4019/01, 26.9.01: Full-text (Word 97) Full-text (pdf)
  • "Anti-terrorism road map" [2] - Justice and Home Affairs Aspects, 4019/1/01, 2.10.01: Full-text (Word 97) Full-text (pdf)

EU General Affairs Council

  • Coordination of the implementation of the plan of action to combat terrorism [1], 12800/01, 16.10.01: Full-text (pdf)
  • Coordination of the implementation of the plan of action to combat terrorism [2], 12800/1/01, 17.10.01: Full-text (pdf)

European Commission

  • Overview of EU action in response to the events of 11 September and assessment of their likely economic impact, COM (2001) 611, 17.10.01: Full-text (pdf)

 

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