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> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 04 November 2011
> ‘Time to replace RIPA’: New JUSTICE report calls for overhaul of surveillance laws
> In a major new report released today, human rights organisation JUSTICE called for a fundamental overhaul of Britain’s surveillance laws in order to protect the right of individual privacy from unnecessary, unwarranted and unchecked state intrusion. The JUSTICE report, Freedom from Suspicion , is a detailed study of the operation of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 – or ‘RIPA’ for short – over the past decade.
> November 2011
> Justice Report (pdf)Also see: Freedom from Suspicion Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age (pdf)
 
> ECLN notice - demonstrations - added 04 November 2011
> Protest the Drone Wars – London 16th November
> Drone Wars UK and the CAAT Universities Network are organisng a protest outside the two-day ‘UAV Conference 2011′ to be held in centra London on 16-17th November. At the ‘UAV Conference 2011’ participants will receive first-hand updates on drone operations in Afghanistan and Libya from senior military officers, discuss development of future drones and debate (quote!) “How can we stop the public hysteria surrounding UAV operations in the 21st Century?”
> London 16 November 2011
> Call on websiteAlso see 'Ground the Drones' (pdf)
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 01 November 2011
> Urgent Appeal: Stop Arbitrary Detentions in Turkey!
> The international public has so far been oblivious to the so-called “KCK operations” carried out in Turkey by Prime Minister Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party for the past two years. Under the guise of “fighting terrorism,” the Erdogan government has been using the judiciary, the police, and the media to penalize all civic activism in support of rights demanded by Kurdish citizens in Turkey. The “KCK operations” in particular have been deployed to spread fear amongst activists, to silence public dissent, and to normalize the arbitrary arrest of citizens.
> Petition
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 21 October 2011
> Is the German State Hacking its Own Citizens?
> On October 8, the Berlin hacker collective known as the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) announced that they had analysed a piece of spying software they believed had been written by the German government. Once installed on a computer, the software had the ability to quietly listen to conversations on Skype, log keystrokes and remotely switch on the computer’s webcam.
> 8 October 2011
> Article with links
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 21 October 2011
> (GE) RAV organizes seminar on Interrogation methods in Berlin
> All aspects of interrogation and how lawyers can deal with them, will be dealt with at this two days seminar
> More information in German on website RAV
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 08 October 2011
> European Race Audit Briefing Papers
> The IRR's European Race Audit (ERA) is now publishing regular free online briefing papers which are available as part of subscriptions to the IRR News Service. The ERA is one of the few sources of comprehensive pan-European information on racism, the extreme Right and Islamophobia. It also documents the erosion of human rights as a result of asylum and immigration law and civil liberties and as a result of the war on terror. The European Race Audit was launched in 1991 and its huge archive - of over sixty Bulletins on pan-European race and refugee issues - is an invaluable source of information for students, researchers and campaigners.
> September 2011
> More on website IRR
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 08 October 2011
> AIP Held the 2011 Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony
> The 9th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony in Bulgaria was held on 28 September in the Bulgarian News Agency, Sofia. Access to Information Programme opened the event with the song “Breathe.” The event was broadcast live on Internet. More than hundred people attended the ceremony.
> More on website AIP
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 08 October 2011
> (USA) Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection
> An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned.
> 7 October 2011
> Article with links at Cnet
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 04 October 2011
> (NL) Bits Of freedom fundraiser
> Bits Of freedom, fighting for digital rights in the Netherlands, will host 'Do Your Bit!' on October 8 to raise funds (also possible online)
> More information on website
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 03 October 2011
> Unlock the truth in Lithuania: Investigate Secret Prisons Now
> "In the continuing absence of any meaningful accountability in the USA, and increasingly disturbing signs that the same may happen in other European countries, the Lithuanian government should re-open its criminal investigation into both its own involvement in these operations, and that of the USA and its agents on Lithuanian territory, and conduct an independent, impartial, thorough and ef fective investigation that will serve as a model for accountability across the region."
> September 2011
> Report on Lithuania (pdf)
> Amnesty International
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 29 September 2011
> Conference speeches Statewatching Europe: Civil Liberties, the State and the EU
> Statewatchs 20th anniversary conference was held at Conway Hall in London on Saturday 25th June 2011. More than 220 people from 18 EU countries registered and over 30 NGOs attended the conference.
> September 2011
> Videos and material on website
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 28 September 2011
> EDRI asks end to data retention
> European Digital Rights has issued a letter to the European Commission to ask the end of compulsive date retention by internet providers
> Letter to Commissioner MalmstroemWebsite EDRI
> EDRI
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 21 September 2011
> (GR/EU) Border Agency Exposes Migrants to abusive Conditions
> Frontex Sends Migrants to Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in Greek Detention Centers
> 21 September 2011
> ArticleLink to full report
> HRW
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 19 September 2011
> (GE) Sign petition against data retention
> The petition is aimed at the German parliament, to decide that data retention ('vorratsdatenspeicherung') without a serious suspicion on a person, be declared illegal in many cases. A petition to demand this has already been signed by more than 50.000 persons, but the aim is at least 100.000.
> website for the petition Overview of National data retention policies
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 19 September 2011
> Greece: Racist attacks continue plaguing Athens
> In the recent days repeated racist attacks take place in various neighbourhoods of Athens. A list of sad events in the past days.
> 18 September 2011
> Article
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 01 September 2011
> A Decade of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism since 9/11: taking stock and new directions in research and policy
> A Decade of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism since 9/11: taking stock and new directions in research and policy. Conference organised by Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (CSTWG) of the British International Studies Association, at the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow City Chambers, Central Glasgow.
> 8-11 September 2011
> Program on website
 
> ECLN notice - demonstrations - added 01 September 2011
> (GE)Freedom, not Fear
> The annual demonstration against the surveillance state starts at 13:00 at the Brandenburger Tor
> Berlin 10 September 2011
> Website
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 29 August 2011
> 'terrorism' case against pastor Lothar König dropped
> At a hearing public prosecutor of Dresden announced to drop the prosecution of youthpastor Lothar König under the 'terrorism' article 129. He will still be prosecuted for 'aggravated breach of the peace' (during protests against a nazi-march in February). 21 Other persons are still being prosecuted under the terrorism paragraph
> Report on website (German)
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 26 August 2011
> (GE) Lawsuit against undercover police
> This month 7 activists from the German City of Heidelberg, using the name "Lawsuit against Undercover Police Working Group" (AG Spitzelklage) have launched a lawsuit in relation to the recent operations of German undercover police agent Simon Bromma. Filing the case against the German State of Baden Wuerttemberg, the lawsuit claims that the operations of the State Police were not in line with the German Constitution, and that issues of proportionality and the invasion of personal space were not properly respected.
> More on website 'spitzelklage'
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 26 August 2011
> Hands off my DNA!
> German campaign against the linking of different police databases in Europe, and against 'DNA collecting fanatism'
> Website (German)
 
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