Vol 12(2): March-April 2002


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

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EU-US: Secret agreement in the making on cooperation in criminal matters

Italy: Navy accused as immigrants drown

Finland: Prison “detention centre” closed

Spain: Minister rebuffed over “criminal” migrants

UK & Germany: The targeting and criminalisation of Kurdish refugees

UK: Wombles claim victory in court

Spain: Law to make Batasuna illegal

EU: Surveillance of communications: Mystery of the missing minutes

EU: Statewatch appeals successfully against US veto on access

Germany: Military service tested

UK: ECHR finds prison death violated Articles 2 and 13

UK: Zahid Mubarek campaign setback

UK: Sentencing policy in chaos

Italy: Naples police charged

UK: Retention of body samples “necessary in a democratic society”

UK: West Mercia police accused of obstructing inquest

UK: Campaign wins new investigation into death

UK: Social centre raided

The “war on freedom and democracy” - an update: proposal links “terrorism” and protests, EU-wide “profile searches” and proposals for EU border police with full powers

Austria: Racist justice=No justice: Marcus Omofuma was killed during his deportation, this feature covers the trial of the three police officers charged

Northern Ireland: Inside Castlereagh: Files stolen from Special Branch HQ: feature looks at the role of key officials, police demoralisation and who stole the files

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