News in Brief March 2002

March 2002

Scathing attack on migrants conditions and detention in Canary Islands: Report

USA: EPIC FOIA Request Seeks Homeland Security Documents on biometric identity documents: Report

UK: Home Office consultation document on changes in stop and search procedures: Stop and search

Report from US "Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press": "Homefront Confidential: How the war on terrorism affects access to information and the public's right to know": Report (pdf)

Belgian investigation into ECHELON: cryptome

Gothenburg police to be charged with "neglect of duty"?: Report

The UK and Romania have set up a joint intelligence unit in Bucharest to "fight illegal migration", background interview with Romanian Minister of the Interior: Interview

The European Convention on the future structure of the EU started work on 28 February. The official Convention website: Convention, there has been set up a site for "civil society" to make its views known: "Official civil society" site

UK: Home Guidance for police and public on sections of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, including fingerprinting and obligation of public to pass on information: Guidance (link)


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