The Statewatch Bulletin was launched in 1991 and at the beginning of 2013 became the Statewatch Journal - 2014 marked its 24th year of publication. With regret, in June of that year we had to take the decision to suspend publication due to a lack of resources. Articles intended for publication were included in an essay collection.
The Bulletin/Journal was published quarterly and included articles, reviews and research sources analysing policies and practices adopted by European national governments and EU institutions and their implications for civil liberties. Contributors included lawyers, academics, journalists, researchers and community activists drawn from countries across Europe.
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Cover story: Secrecy reigns at the EU’s Intelligence Analysis Centre
Cover story: UK: Government’s “secret justice” Bill widely condemned
Cover story: European governments step up repression of anti-austerity activists
Cover story: “Tackling new threats upon which the security and prosperity of our free societies increasingly depend” : the EU-US Working Group on Cyber Security and Cyber crime
Cover story: Criticism of UK Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures mounts as government retains power to forcibly relocate suspects
Cover story: A new player in Secuirty Research: the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS)
Cover story: “Network with errors”: Europe’s emerging web of DNA databases
Cover story: Time to rethink terrorist blacklisting: doubts over legality, effectiveness and disproportionate impact on the rights of affected parties
Cover story: First thoughts on the EU's internal security strategy
Cover story: Dutch central database containing fingerprints of all citizens challenged
Cover story: UK government's "clumsy, indiscriminate and disproportionate" approach to DNA retention
Cover story: EU protests: "Troublemakers" database and "travelling violent offenders" (undefined) to be recorded and targeted
Cover story: European Parliament: Abolish 1st (and 2nd) reading secret deals - let's have open democratic debate "warts and all"
Cover story: SIS II in crisis: SIS I reloaded? The planned shift from SIS I to SIS II has been delayed by lack of “stability” and “flaws” in the new system and MEPs are not amused to learn about the problem through the press.
Cover story: EU agrees US demands to re-write data protection agreement: Having got its way in a series of EU-US treaties on justice and home affairs cooperation, the USA is now seeking to permanently circumvent the EU’s “problematic” privacy laws.
Cover story: EU: Remote searches of computer hard drives
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