Statewatch article: RefNo# 6523
News in Brief March 2002
Statewatch News Online, March 2002
March 2002

Scathing attack on migrants conditions and detention in Canary Islands: Report

USA: EPIC FOIA Request Seeks Homeland Security Documents on biometric identity documents: Report

UK: Home Office consultation document on changes in stop and search procedures: Stop and search

Report from US "Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press": "Homefront Confidential: How the war on terrorism affects access to information and the public's right to know": Report (pdf)

Belgian investigation into ECHELON: cryptome

Gothenburg police to be charged with "neglect of duty"?: Report

The UK and Romania have set up a joint intelligence unit in Bucharest to "fight illegal migration", background interview with Romanian Minister of the Interior: Interview

The European Convention on the future structure of the EU started work on 28 February. The official Convention website: Convention, there has been set up a site for "civil society" to make its views known: "Official civil society" site

UK: Home Guidance for police and public on sections of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, including fingerprinting and obligation of public to pass on information: Guidance (link)

Statewatch ISSN 1756-851X. Personal usage as private individuals/"fair dealing" is allowed. We also welcome links to material on our site. Usage by those working for organisations is allowed only if the organisation holds an appropriate licence from the relevant reprographic rights organisation (eg: Copyright Licensing Agency in the UK) with such usage being subject to the terms and conditions oof that licence and to local copyright law. Statewatch is not responsible for the content of external websites and inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement.