Statewatch News Online11 May 2012 (10/12)

11 May 2012 — http://www.statewatch.org/ – e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.    EU: ACCESS TO EU DOCUMENTS: Presidency criticised: Even worse than the Commission
2.    EU: Visits campaign : Obstacles to the right to know: Migrant Camps in Europe
3.    EU-EAW: Council: practical operation of the European arrest warrant – Year 2011
4.    EU: AI and ECRE Letter on behalf on 166 NGOs:Appeal to EU institutions
5.    EU-ECJ: SCHENGEN BORDERS CODE: ECJ General Advocate’s opinion on sea surveillance
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Statewatch 11 May 2012: Support the “Call for an Open Europe”

11 May 2012 Statewatch

– freedom of information in the EU

“Access to documents in the EU is not a “gift” from on high to be packaged, sanitised and manipulated. It is a “right” which is fundamental in a democracy“: Tony Bunyan, Deirdre Curtin and Aidan White in Essays for an Open Europe 

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CIA ALLOWED TO SUSTAIN COVER-UP OF BAY OF PIGS HISTORY

11 May 2012National Security Archive

Judge Denies Declassification of Final Volume of CIA Official Report on Invasion of Cuba

CIA Officials Defy Obama Directive on FOIA which states that “the Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 10 May 2012: Israeli government announces plan to forcibly remove 2300 Bedouins

10 May 2012 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Court Injunction Delays Demolitions of Jerusalem Area Bedouin Homes
IMEMC – The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center obtained on Wednesday an injunction order for Khan al-Ahmar Kurshan community. This temporary injunction prevents the demolition of homes of the eight families that received 24-hour eviction notices on Sunday, 6 May. …

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