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> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 26 August 2011
> Spain: Neighbourhood groups' report on racist identity checks in Madrid
> The Brigadas Vecinales de Observación de Derechos Humanos (BVODH, Neighbourhood Brigades to observe human rights compliance) is a coalition involving citizens in Madrid who have taken up the task of mounting a response to "discriminatory social control policies" in their neighbourhoods which they describe as "racist, xenophobic and classist", in particular as regards identity checks in the streets enacted by the police. This report, "Informe sobre los controles de identidad racistas en Madrid (2010/2011)", is the product of their monitoring work on discriminatory identity checks between 10 December 2009 (a total of 445,000 people were identified by officers in Madrid in the whole of 2009) and 10 May 2011.
> 29 July 2011
> See: Informe sobre los controles de identidad racistas en Madrid (2010/2011) (Spanish, pdf)
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 11 August 2011
> Tolebook clip
> This videoclip has been made by young teenagers of the Diekirch Lycée in Luxembourg as to draw attention of young people on the risks created by the social network Facebook in terms of intolerance and racism.
> 8 July 2011
> On website AEDHLink to clip on youtube
> AEDH
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 11 August 2011
> The death of Jimmy Mubenga: “Securing your world” through privatised manslaughter
> Jimmy Mubenga's death during his removal by private security company civilian staff is indicative of the treatment forced removals are subjected to. Government bodies, campaigning organisations and medical charities have all condemned the "excessive force" applied during forced removals, and criticised private security companies for breaching their duty of care.
> July 2011
> Statewatch Analysis (pdf)
> Trevor Hemmings/Statewatch
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 11 August 2011
> Suspect Communities’? Counter-terrorism policy, the press, and the impact on Irish and Muslim communities in Britain
> Report of a research project: A comparative study of the representations of ‘suspect’ communities in multi-ethnic Britain and of their impact on Muslim and Irish communities 1974-2007.
> July 2011
> Report (pdf)
> London Metropolitan University
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 11 August 2011
> IFJ Conference on Journalism in the Shadow of Terror Laws
> 10 years after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 (9/11) in New York and Washington, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) are organising a global conference on ' Journalism in the Shadow of Terror Laws' in Brussels on 10 -11 September 2011. Objective: To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, discuss the impact of anti-terror legislation on civil liberties and the work of journalists and to examine the way forward.
> Brussels 10-11 September 2011
> Conference flyer (pdf)
> IFJ
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 30 July 2011
> Hungary: invisibles
> In Hungary large scale institutions still house 15 thousand people living with disabilities, often under inhumane circumstances. Watch the HCLU's new film about why this situation has to change, and why it has to change now
> July 13 2011
> Film on website HCLU
> HCLU
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 30 July 2011
> Europe considers new anti-terrorism measures
> Tougher rules on the sale of chemicals which can be used to make homemade bombs are set to be introduced by the European Union in response to the terrorist attacks in Norway which killed 76 people. Meanwhile the man who has admitted carrying out the attacks, Anders Behring Breivik, is due to be questioned for a second time. The proposals were announced after an emergency meeting of the EU's terrorism working party and counter-terrorism group in Brussels. As well as the EU's law enforcement agency Europol, foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's External Action Service and the European Commission, Norwegian authorities also participated.
> More on website PSE
> Public Services Europe
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 30 July 2011
> HCLU Wins Freedom of Speech Case at European Court of Human Rights
> On July 19th, after a lengthy legal battle, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled in favor of journalist Peter Uj, represented by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union. The journalist criticized the state owned Tokaj Kereskedőház (Hungarian winery) and specifically characterized it’s wine as shit. Criminal charges (defamation and criminal libel) initiated by the Tokaj Kereskedőház were pressed against him.
> More on website Hungarian Civil Liberties Union HCLU
> HCLU
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 12 July 2011
> A flotilla to stop deaths in the Mediterranean
> "The lack of hospitality within the policy of European states has reached such an appalling level that it is our duty to act and to show the possibility of a Euro-Mediterranean area based on solidarity and respect for Human Rights. Following their meeting in Cecina (Italy), the Euro-Mediterranean organisations in favour of migrants’ rights decided to charter a flotilla which will proceed to maritime surveillance so that assistance is provided finally to people in danger. The participatory organisations would also like to call on the European bodies and governments on both sides of the Mediterranean for establishing relations within this common area on the basis of exchange and reciprocity." With links to translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Dutch
> Call on website Migreurop
> Migreurop
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 July 2011
> Hackers publish information from German police server
> The Hacker-group NN-Crew claims to have accessed a server of the German federal police (Bundespolizei) and set the information online. The charts show which cars have been tracked traveling through Europe.
> July 2011
> German article
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 July 2011
> Former squat in Berlin spied on
> Inhabitants of a large left wing housing project in Berlin found out they were being surveyed from a neighboring school-building. The police now claim to have taken the surveillance equipment down.
> July 2011
> Feature on IndymediaArticle in newspaper Taz
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 July 2011
> Turkish man killed in Dutch police station
> According to Turkish news the man died "under severe torture". Dutch police declared the man was aggressive and refuses further comment pointing at 'ongoing investigation'.
> 03 July 2011
> English article in Turkish News Links and discussion on Dutch weblog sargassoBlog Joop.nl
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 July 2011
> Police provocateurs registered on video
> During a demonstration on June 22, persons who were suspected of belonging to the police, themselves attacked the police. They were caught doing this and one of them lost his identification-papers. the case is extensively documented by mainstream newspapers, linked in this feature.
> 1 July 2011
> Indymedia Germany 01 July 2011
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 09 July 2011
> Worse than China?
> Seven domestic privacy situations that are worse than the situation in China
> Dutch article
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 July 2011
> Health Care abused to control migration in Europe
> By restricting access to health care for undocumented inhabitants (and their families!) European countries try to get rid of illegalised immigrants.
> 25 June 2011
> Comparative research in 16 European countries (pdf) Article on Doorbraak-website (Dutch)Huma Network
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 July 2011
> Huge scandal in Dresden as police stores mobile phone data
> German police has been found to record and store data of at least 65.645 persons in Dresden. This information was used to research people who were involved in organising actions during and against a huge gathering of fascists in February
> June 2011
> Campaign against 'Datenskandal'Taz (German) report
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 July 2011
> Police violence and mass arrest at evictions in Amsterdam
> One of the squatted buildings that Amsterdam police evicted on Tuesday July 5 in Amsterdam was the 'cultural freeplace' Schijnheilig. Demonstrators decided to not try to 'defend' the building against the police, but instead opened the doors and organised a concert on the street in front of the building. This concert and the people present were attacked by police, who beat people up severely and arrested almost 150 persons. Those of the arrested refusing to tell their name are still in prison and have been put in 'foreigner detention' (which can be for almost unlimited time)
> 05 July 2011
> Eye witness account in EnglishDutch updates
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 06 July 2011
> study on conditions faced by irregular migrants employed as domestic workers
> EU Fundamental Rights Agency presents new study on conditions faced by irregular migrants employed as domestic workers. Today the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is presenting its report on the fundamental rights of irregular migrants who are employed as domestic workers in the EU. Most irregular migrants in domestic work are women. The report shows that their irregular immigration status, coupled with challenges in regulating domestic work more generally, makes this group very vulnerable to exploitation, including cases of physical abuse. Typical forms of exploitation include low pay, often having to work excessive working hours, and usually not being able to obtain compensation for work-related accidents.
> 05/07/2011
> Announcement FRAFull report here
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 19 June 2011
> Copenhagen Climate activists condemned to jail
> Two spokespersons for Climate Justice Action, active around the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December 2009, have been sentenced to two month in jail (plus two months probation, and to pay the costs of court). Costs of court can amount to 30.000 Euro
> June 2011
> Article (Danish)Dutch/English
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 19 June 2011
> EU: European Parliament: Body Scanners: MEPs back body scanners but want strict safeguards
> "MEPs on the Transport Committee agreed Tuesday that the use of body scanners in EU airports would enhance security but said it should be voluntary. They approved a report by Spanish Christian Democrat Luis de Grandes Pascual that backs the use of body scanners so long as they don't interfere with passenger privacy or pose health risks. The report should be voted in the plenary on 23 June."
> June 2011
> Press Release (pdf)Draft Report (pdf)comment/call (German)
 
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