07 February 2019

Cotonou successor: EU-Africa relations at the crossroads

"Negotiators are hoping to break the back on talks for the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in May 2020, between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP)."

07 February 2019

Criminalising Dissent: the Stansted 15 and the Hostile Environment

"A lecture examining political resistance to the UK’s ‘deport now, appeal later policy’, the value of direct action and what the judgement on the Stansted 15 means for the future of political dissent."

07 February 2019

No quick fix for citizen rights under no-deal Brexit, says EU official

"Nearly 5 million British and EU citizens could be stuck in limbo after a no-deal Brexit, a senior EU official has warned, who said it could take several years “to pick up the pieces” of the UK crashing out of the bloc."

06 February 2019

New UN deal with data mining firm Palantir raises protection concerns

"CIA-linked software firm Palantir will help the UN’s World Food Programme analyse its data in a new partnership worth $45 million, both organisations announced Tuesday, drawing immediate flak from privacy and data protection activists."

06 February 2019

EU: Follow the Money II – Report

"The Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF) 2014-20 aims to contribute, via financial assistance, to the effective management of migration flows and to the implementation and development of a common EU approach to asylum and migration."

06 February 2019

UK-JAMAICA: Six Jamaican detainees given last-minute deportation reprieve

"At least six Jamaican detainees are understood to have been granted a last-minute reprieve from a deportation flight."

06 February 2019

UK: Liberty calls for ban on 'predictive policing'

"Police forces in the UK should abandon their tests of computer programs to predict where crimes are likely to happen and whether individuals are likely to re-offend, human rights pressure group Liberty says today. According to the group, at least 14 forces in the UK are testing or in the process of developing ‘predictive policing’ systems based on machine-learning algorithms."

06 February 2019

LIBYA: Minister: Parallel forces under interior ministry dominating decision making in Tripoli

"The Interior Minister of the Presidential Council, Fathi Bashagha, said there are armed groups and forces that are by name operating under the ministry, but in reality they are executing their own agendas away from the government's orders."

06 February 2019

EU: Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

"Corporate lobbies are actively influencing decision-making, via national ministers and officials, to ensure that EU laws and policies suit them."

06 February 2019

Spain: APDHA, EntreFronteras and the Andalusia Union of Journalists call for an end to the information blackout at the southern border

- They consider it a priority to guarantee compliance with the right to life, that rescues respect the legal requirements and that the right to information is preserved - They denounce the fact that the rescued and deceased persons have remained completely invisible

05 February 2019

Greece: A Home for Refugees: The Need for Housing Throughout Asylum Procedures and Beyond

"Having a place that can be called home is a universal need and a human right."

05 February 2019

UK: It’s Time to Close Down the Police’s “Domestic Extremism” Databases

"A European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment in January, in a case brought by veteran peace campaigner John Catt, is extremely significant for the future of protest surveillance."

05 February 2019

Council and European Parliament agree provisionally two Regulations establishing "interoperable" Big Brother database

A press release from the Council of the European Union says: "Today, the Romanian Presidency of the Council and representatives of the European Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on the two proposed regulations establishing a framework for interoperability between EU information systems in the area of justice and home affairs. The preliminary agreement will now be presented to EU ambassadors for confirmation on behalf of the Council."

04 February 2019

Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (29.1-4.2.19)

Including: Summit of the Southern European Union Countries – Nicosia Declaration - An “Informal” Turn in the European Union’s Migrant Returns Policy towards Sub-Saharan Africa - An average of six deaths every day in the sea in 2018


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