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: Free movement and the right to protest: Information, intelligence and "personal data" is to be gathered on: "potential demonstrators and other groupings expected to travel to the event and deemed to pose a potential threat to the maintenance of public law and order"
Cover story: EU: Mandatory data retention by the backdoor: The majority of member states are adopting mandatory data retention and favour an EU-wide measure
Cover story: "Safe and dignified", voluntary or "forced" repatriation to "safe" third countries - coupled with trade and aid sanctions against countries who are “uncooperative”
Cover story: Surveillance of telecommunications: Data retention to be "compulsory"
Cover story: EU-US secret agreement in the making - secret agreement on criminal matters, investigative procedures and joint teams being negotiated without the the European or national parliaments being consulted
Cover story: EU-US: Creation of a Northern "axis"? EU-US to establish common area on asylum and exclusion of “inadmissibles”; exchange Europol strategic analysis and personal data; and to have mutual assistance agreement covering criminal and judicial matters
Cover story: The "war on freedom and democracy"
Cover story: A permanent "state of emergency"
Cover story: GENOA: An Italian view of "public order policing" Italian style: 482 people injured - 280 arrests - 2,093 people turned back at the borders - Carlo Giuliani shot dead by police
EU governments to give law enforcement agencies access to all communications data - existing EU laws on data protection and privacy to be reviewed to meet the demands of the "agencies"
Cover story: Civil liberties/human rights: Death by a thousand cuts: EU DNA database to define "race" and "gender"? - EU-FBI: prohibition on the erasure of telecommunications data? - Plan for "global apartheid" - The "technologies of repression" - no freedom of information in the EU
Cover story: UK/EU/G8: The "Agencies" demand: - every phone call - every mobile phone-call - every fax - every e-mail - every website - every web page visited/downloaded - from anywhere - by everyone - is recorded, archived and is accessible for all least seven years: in "a safe and free society" everyone is a "suspect"
Europol given the power to initiate criminal investigations - EU Council of Ministers agree to ignore legal and constitutional niceties
Cover story: Lomé Convention used to impose repatriation on the world’s poorest countries
Cover story: UK: Legitimising surveillance - the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (the R.I.P. Bill)
Cover story: EU plan to restrict access to documents
Cover story: The story of Tampere – an undemocratic process excluding civil society
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