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Subject: Statewatch News Online, 25 May 2005 (20/05)

Statewatch News Online, 25 May 2005 (20/05)
Full contents see: http://www.statewatch.org/news

1.  EU: Updated EU Anti-terrorism Action Plan, 23 May 2005 and more
2.  EU: Meijers' Committee report on the Visa Information System (VIS)
3.  UK: Identity Card Bill published 25 May 2005
4.  EU-Canada Passenger Name Record (PNR) agreement
5.  UK: Civil Contingencies Act 2004 - Draft Regulations
6.  EU: Draft Council Framework Decision on combating racism and
xenophobia
7.  An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control by Steve Wright
8.  Europol Terrorism Report October 2003 - October 2004

1. EU: Updated EU Anti-terrorism Action Plan, 23 May 2005
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/europol-terr-plan.pdf

plus:

a. EU Anti-terrorism implementation report, 24 May 2005:
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/eu-terr-action-plan-implementati
on.pdf

b. EU anti-terrorism clauses 11 May 2005 - declassified version with
lots
of deletions:
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/eu-terr-clauses.pdf

c. EU: anti-terrorism external relations 11 May 2005 - declassified
version
with lots of deletions
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/eu-terr-ext-relations.pdf

d. Europol's Plan of Action on Combating Terrorism, 23 May 2005.
Contains
interesting comments by Europol on the "principle of availability" of
intelligence (ie: every agency has access to everything) to "avoid
information "shopping" and duplication of effort" and on the Analysis
Work
File (AWF) "Dolphin" which seeks to cover suspected terrorist groups not

covered by "Islamic Terrorism" - which covers 2,380 "entities and 6,286
"link records":
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/europol-terr-plan.pdf

The Action Plan updates that of 14 December 2004, see Statewatch's
Observatory on freedom and democracy:
http://www.statewatch.org/observatory2.htm

2. EU: Meijers' Committee report on the Visa Information System (VIS)
(pdf). Comments Standing Committee of experts in international
immigration,
refugee and criminal law on the draft proposal for a Regulation
concerning
the Visa Information System (VIS), COM (2004) 835:
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/meijers-vis-report.pdf

3. UK: Identity Card Bill published 25 May 2005 (full-text, pdf):
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/uk-ID-CARD-Bill.pdf

Explanatory Notes (pdf):
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/uk-ID-CARD-Bill-expl.pdf

4. EU-Canada Passenger Name Record (PNR) agreement:
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/eu-canada-pnr-agreement.pdf

5. UK: Civil Contingencies Act 2004: i) Emergency preparedness -
guidance
(231 pages, pdf, link)
http://www.ukresilience.info/ccact/emergencypreparedness.pdf

ii) Draft Regulations (Statutory Instruments which go through parliament
on
the nod unless MPs object)
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/cca-draft-regs.pdf

iii) Civil Contingencies Act 2004:
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2004/20040036.htm

iv) Statewatch critique of the Bill:
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2004/jan/12uk-civil-contingencies-bill-re
vised.htm

6. EU: Draft Council Framework Decision on combating racism and
xenophobia
(draft at 19 May, pdf):
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/eu-draft-racism-measure.pdf

7. EU: Report for the European Parliament's STOA Committee published in
1998: An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control by Steve Wright:
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/steve-wright-stoa-rep.pdf

8. Europol Terrorism Report October 2003 - October 2004 (pdf):
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/eu-terr-rep-03-04.pdf


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