Statewatch News Online – 30 November 2010 (21/10)

30 November, 2010

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1. EUROPE: Border Monitoring Project Ukraine: Access to Protection Denied
2. ECCHR: Blacklisted: Targeted Sanctions, Pre-emptive Security and Fundamental Rights
3. EU: Commission: Study on the feasilibty of establishing a mechanism for the beneficiaries of international protection
4. EU-USA TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA: European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to Council
5. EU: European Commission: Internal Security Strategy
6. EU: Council of the European Union: EU Action Plan on combating terrorism
7. EU: Council: Draft Council conclusions on the role of the police and civil society in combating violent radicalisation
8. EU: CoE: New recommendation on judges’ independence, efficiency and responsibilities
9. Russell Tribunal on Palestine: European Union R&D subsidises for Israeli security actors
10. EU-USA AGREEMENT: Article 29 Working Party on data protection
11. EU: European Arrest Warrants (EAW): Replies to questionnaire
12. EU-UK: Statewatch Analysis: The UK’s European Union Bill by Professor Steve Peers
13. EU: Final version: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
14. Italy: State offers Aldrovandi family compensation
15. EU: Migreurop annual report: European borders: controls, detention and deportations
16. UK: FITWATCH shut down: Met closes down anti-police blog
17. EU: Commission: list of travel documents entitling the holder to cross the external borders
18. Euro-Drones update: more funding from FP7, FRONTEX and EDA

1. EUROPE: Report by Border Monitoring Project Ukraine: Access to Protection Denied: Refoulement of Refugees and Minors on the Eastern Borders of the EU – the case of Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-refoulement-report.pdf

2. European Centre for Constituional and Human Rights: Blacklisted: Targeted Sanctions, Pre-emptive Security and Fundamental Rights: by Gavin Sullivan and Ben Hayes and with a foreword by Martin Scheinin – UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism: Launch: Friday 10 December 2010 at 18:30 – 20:00, ECCHR-Office, Berlin:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/ecchr-invitation.pdf

3. EU: European Commission report: Study on the feasilibty of establishing a mechanism for the beneficiaries of international protection (144 pages, 2.5 MB):
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-com-final-report-relocation-of-refugees.pdf

4. EU-USA GENERAL AGREEMENT ON THE TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA: European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to Council: Letter:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/ep-libe-eu-usa-agreement-letter-to-council.pdf

5. EU: European Commission: Internal Security Strategy: Press release:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-com-internal-security-strategy-nov-10-prel.pdf

EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe (COM 673):
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-com-internal-security-strategy-nov-10.pdf

6. EU: Council of the European Union: EU Action Plan on combating terrorism (EU doc no: 15893/10)
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-council-terrorism-action-plan-15893-10.pdf

and Updated version of the implementation of the legislative instruments listed in the Declaration on terrorism (EU doc no: 15893/10 ADD 1):
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-council-terrorism-action-plan-15893-add1-10.pdf

7. EU: Council of the European Union: Draft Council conclusions on the role of the police and civil society in combating violent radicalisation and recruitment of terrorists:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-council-conclusions-radicalisation-civil-society-14132-rev1-10.pdf

See also: Instrument for compiling data and information on violent radicalisation processes and Statewatch analysis: Intensive surveillance of “violent radicalisation” extended to embrace suspected “radicals” from across the political spectrum: Targets include: “Extreme right/left, Islamist, nationalist, anti-globalisation etc” by Tony Bunyan: www.statewatch.org/news/2010/apr/eu-council-rad-instrument-7984-add1-10.pdf

– Draft Council Conclusions on the fight against crimes committed by mobile (itinerant) criminal groups:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-council-itinerant-criminal-groups-15875-10.pdf

see also: Council of the European Union intervenes in the France-Roma controversy – proposing the targeting of “mobile (itinerant) criminal groups”: itinerant”=travellers=Roma by Tony Bunyan:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/oct/02council-itinerant-conclusions.htm

8. EU: Council of Europe: Council of Europe adopts new recommendation on judges’ independence, efficiency and responsibilities (Press release):
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/coe-judges-independence-prel.pdf

and Recommendations – full-text:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/coe-judges-independence-recommendations.pdf

9. Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Statewatch: European Union R&D subsidises for Israeli security actors Submission to the London Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine: www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/russell-tribunal—on-palestine-ben-hayes.pdf

10. EU-USA AGREEMENT: Article 29 Working Party on data protection: Data protection authorities call for strict general privacy agreement with United States (Press release): www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-art-29-cttee-opinion-eu-us-general-agreement-final-prel.pdf

and Opinion: EU-US General Agreement:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-art-29-cttee-opinion-eu-us-general-agreement-final.pdf

“the Working Party is however concerned about the possible outcome of the negotiations. It therefore urges the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament to ensure a strict and far reaching negotiating mandate, to obtain a high level of data protection. Coherence is needed in light of current developments, including the review of the EU data protection legal framework and the proposed negotiations with the US on a new PNR agreement.”

11. EU: European Arrest Warrants (EAW): Replies to questionnaire on quantitative information on the practical operation of the European arrest warrant – Year 2009:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-council-eaw-2009-fgiures-7551-rev6-10.pdf

The Member States issuing the greatest number of EAWs were Poland: 4,844 and Germany: 2,433. The greatest number receiving requests for arrest under EAWs were: Spain: 1,629, Netherlands: 683 and France: 967.

12. EU-UK: Statewatch Analysis: The UK’s European Union Bill by Professor Steve Peers, Law School, University of Essex:
www.statewatch.org/analyses/no-111-uk-eu%20bill.pdf

“In November 2010, the UK government tabled a Bill which would provide for a referendum in the UK in many cases before the EU treaties could be amended in future. The Bill would also enhance parliamentary control of UK government decisions in relation to the UK in many other respects. The following analysis explains this complex bill and comments on the underlying principles underlying it.”

13. EU: Final version: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: 15 November 2010:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-com-acta-agreement-final.pdf

14. Italy: State offers Aldrovandi family compensation: On 7 October 2010, a deal was struck whereby the family of Federico Aldrovandi, the teenager who died in Ferrara after an early-morning encounter with the police during which he was beaten on 25 September 2005, was granted two million euros in compensation:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/03Aldrovandi-family-compensation.htm

15. EU: Migreurop annual report: European borders: controls, detention and deportations (6 MB):
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/migreurop-annual-report-nov-10.pdf

“For its second annual report on the European borders, Migreurop has chosen to emphasize three main steps of the fights led by the authorities against the candidates to migration : the controls of their movements, detention and deportation. Based on evidences from fact finding missions, the report gives dramatic examples of this war against migrants which implies a general decline of the law protecting the freedom and integrity of human beings.”

16. UK: FITWATCH shut down: Met closes down anti-police blog – Police force suspension of website that offered advice to students involved in last week’s rioting (Guardian, link): www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/16/student-anti-police-website-closed/print

17. EU: European Commission: Proposal for a Decision on the list of travel documents entitling the holder to cross the external borders and which may be endorsed with a visa and on setting up a mechanism for establishing this list:
www.statewatch.org/news/2010/nov/eu-com-visa-documents-662-10.pdf

18. Euro-Drones update: more funding from FP7, FRONTEX and EDA (Neoconopticon blog, link):
neoconopticon.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/euro-drones-update-more-funding-from-fp7-frontex-and-eda/

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