Statewatch conference in London

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Statewatch conference in London

Postby stefano » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:57 am

I've been getting Statewatch's stuff, they're really outstanding on the legal mechanisms within the EU enabling surveillance and the companies making hay out of the increasing level of surveillance and domestic control. It's a really admirable outfit.

They're having a gig in London on the 25th, try and make it if you're up there (and check out their research if you're interested in this aspect of our predicament (as well you should be)):

Civil liberties, the state and the EU
European Conference marking Statewatch’s 20th anniversary
Saturday 25 June 2011, 10.00 am 17.30 pm
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

How does the EU affect your rights and liberties?
How has state policy and practice changed under the “war on terror”?
How is the “surveillance society” being constructed and how can it be stopped?
How can we counter racism, xenophobia and support for the far right?
How and why are protestors being targeted and criminalised?

Plenary sessions with Gareth Peirce (Solicitor and author of “Dispatches from the Dark Side: On Torture and the Death of Justice”; Tony Bunyan (Director of Statewatch); Shami Chakrabarti (Director, Liberty); Courtenay Griffith QC (Garden Court Chambers); Aidan White (Secretary-General, International Federation of Journalists, 1987-2011)
Parallel Workshops Session I: The state of Europe and the European state
Workshop 1: Beyond “Fortress Europe”: Immigration, asylum and border controls
Workshop 2: Mass surveillance and technologies of control
Workshop 3: The Stockholm Programme and the post Lisbon EU
Parallel Workshops Session II: The war on terror: legacies and challenges
Workshop 1: Criminalising communities and the policing of protest
Workshop 2: Racism, Islamophobia and the far-right
Workshop 3: Defending civil liberties: strategies of resistance
Institute of Race Relations, Garden Court Chambers, Deputy Ombudsman (Greece), Migreurop, CILIP (Berlin), Kommitee fur Grundrechte und Demokratie (Germany), Capaign Against Criminalising Communities, ASGI (Italy), European Digital Rights, ECCHR (Berlin), Caged Prisoners, Newham Monitoring Project and Statewatch

To register: Institutions £30 Individuals £15 Students/Unwaged £5
Programme and Registration form:
Book Online:
e-mail to: with” Conference booking” in subject line
Send a cheque to: Statewatch, PO Box 1516, London N16 0EW
Ring 0208 802 1882
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