Implementing the Hague Programme : Operational and Legislative Functions on Justice and Home Affairs 30th June and 1st of July 2005
Latest addition – Wednesday 20 July 2005.
This two-day conference will launch publicly the work of the first of year of the CHALLENGE research project. The main theme of discussion will be the Second Multiannual Programme of Justice and Home Affairs, "The Hague Programme", which includes the main objectives towards the development of an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). It will also bring about a dialogue between policy makers, practitioners, academics and civil society as regards this programme, and the recently published European Commission’s Action Plan implementing it, which identifies ten key priority areas that (...)
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20 July 2005, by Lock Peter
The main fault weakening the idea to fight against terrorism rests with the very definition of what constitutes terrorism. Though some consensus appears feasible of what constitutes a terrorist act, it is impossible to unambiguously identify who is a terrorist or describe the boundaries of «terrorism». Though once being upgraded to «war», anti-terrorism becomes an open-ended activity because it is intrinsically impossible to define criteria, which would unequivocally permit to declare victory and put an end to this war.
20 July 2005, by Bigo Didier
In this intervention analysing the notion of freedom under the hague programme, I discuss its reframing justifying in the section strengthening of freedom the punishment of others and the rise of control and surveillance measures. I discuss in a second part the notion of balance between security and liberty.