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Archive on EU and National Government & NGO Reports - Year 2007

 

 

November 21st, 2007 - Note

Report by the Council of the European Union

 

November 15th, 2007 - Zeugenvernehmungen

Report by the German Parliament/Deutscher Bundestag (in German)

 

October 16th, 2007 - “Dear President Pöttering …”

Letter by the Council of the European Union

 

October 8th, 2007 - Report on the Legislators’ Dialogue 63rd EP/US Congress Meeting

Report by the Delegation for Relations with the US of the European Parliament

 

“Meeting With Secretary Michael Chertoff […] - Secretary Chertoff also answered questions about Data Protection (PNR, SWIFT) and the need to find convergence on ‘basic principles’, also in view of review procedures and the conclusion of final agreements, the level of controls on private aircraft (including CIA rendition flights), the nature of imminent security threats in both the US and Europe: he identified ‘local plots by small groups of home-grown terrorists’ as the most dangerous threat, and as the major challenge for internal security forces, effectiveness depended on adequate technology and ‘critical infrastructure’; at the same time, democratic accountability was of importance.

 

“The Chairman, Mr Jonathan Evans thanked Secretary Chertoff and stressed the importance of continuing the close relationship established between the Secretary and the European Parliament. […]”

 

June 7th, 2007 - Secret Detentions & Illegal Transfers Involving Council of Europe Member States

Report by the Committee on Legal Affairs & Human Rights, Council of Europe

 

January 30th, 2007 - Report on the Transportation and Illegal Detention of Prisoners by the CIA

Final Report by the Temporary Committee of the European Parliament

 

“[…] Motion for a European Parliament Resolution on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transportation and illegal detention of prisoners […]

 

“L. whereas the Temporary Committee has obtained, from a confidential source, records of the informal transatlantic meeting of European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) foreign ministers, including US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, of 7 December 2005, confirming that Member States had knowledge of the programme of extraordinary rendition, while all official interlocutors of the Temporary Committee provided inaccurate information on this matter,

 

“M. whereas the Temporary Committee has obtained, from a confidential source, records of meetings of the Council’s Working Party on Public International Law (COJUR) and Transatlantic Relations Working Party (COTRA) with senior representatives of the US Department of State during the first half of 2006 (notably on 8 February and 3 May 2006), while it was provided by the Council Presidency only with a summarised version of these documents; whereas the documents sent by the Council to Parliament concerning those meetings in answer to Parliament's specific request, were incomplete summaries of the proceedings with essential parts missing, […]

 

“25. Is outraged by the proposal which was to have been made by the then Council Presidency to set-up a joint ‘framework’ with the US on standards for the rendition of terrorism suspects, as confirmed by those who took part in the meeting of the Council’s Working Party on Public International Law (COJUR) and the Transatlantic Relations Working Party (COTRA) with senior representatives of the US Department of State held in Brussels on 3 May 2006; […]

 

“42. Stresses that at least 1 245 flights operated by the CIA flew into European airspace or stopped over at European airports between the end of 2001 and the end of 2005, to which should be added an unspecified number of military flights for the same purpose; recalls that, on one hand, there may have been more CIA flights than those confirmed by the investigations carried out by the Temporary Committee, while, on the other hand, not all those flights have been used for extraordinary rendition; […]”

 

January 25th, 2007 - Chairman’s Announcements & Adoption of the Final Report

Report by the Council of the European Union

 

January 16th, 2007 - Exchange of Views on the Amendments to the Draft Final Report

Report by the Council of the European Union

 

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