Nov 10th 2014

Parliament to vote on the European Arrest Warrant

This afternoon MPs will take part in a vital debate, the main point of which is to decide whether or not Britain should opt back into the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). Big Brother Watch has been clear in the past that the EAW risks seeing UK citizens extradited for minor crimes and in some instances […]

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Jul 7th 2014

What could possibly go wrong with an EU-wide DNA database?

Over the weekend you may have read about the Government’s plans for more policing powers to be transferred over to the EU, including the prospect of the UK joining a Europe-wide DNA database. Considering a debate is planned for Thursday on the current set of Justice and Home Affairs opt-outs, these plans seem absurdly premature. […]

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Jan 9th 2013

The Prum Treaty: a disaster waiting to happen’?

The Prüm Treaty may yet be implemented in the UK as a report shows that the European Commission plans to force the UK to allow other member states access to personal details of every motorist in Britain as well as access to the national DNA database and fingerprint records. The Home Secretary has indicated that […]

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Jun 12th 2012

Conor Burns MP: Reforming the European Arrest Warrant

Today Big Brother Watch is delighted to publish a paper authored by Conor Burns MP on the European Arrest Warrant. The paper calls on the Government to urgently review the European Arrest Warrant system, warning that the current operation of the warrants is “fundamentally incompatible” with the principles of British justice. To protect the ‘interests, […]

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Oct 18th 2011

Lord Baker’s 488 pages cannot hide his fundamental failure on civil liberties

Lord Baker’s review into UK Extradition Law – all 488 pages of it – has been published today. A major section of the report deals with the working of the European Arrest Warrant, which Big Brother Watch held a fringe meeting on at Conservative conference. Before the election, Dominic Grieve summed up the situation well. […]

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