Workshop: Assessing Surveillance Powers in Europe

LOSS Project Researchers are participating in a Workshop on Surveillance at the European University Institute in Florence. Here you can find the preliminary details:

Workshop on 22nd of November 2018, Villa Salviati, EUI

9.30-10.45       Opening session

Kirsty Hughes (UK), Privacy, Mass Surveillance and the Role of the European Court of Human Rights?

10.45-11.00    Coffee break

11.00-13.00     Session on surveillance powers as an area of human rights backsliding in Europe

Nils Muiznieks (former human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe): Surveillance power developments in Europe, including in the counter-terrorism context

Sophie Duroy (EUI): State responsibility and accountability for human rights violations in counter-terrorism

13.00-14.15     Session on data protection and surveillance

Björg Thorarensen (Iceland), The impact of the EU Data Protecion Reform on Surveillance and in relation to the ECHR in Protecting Individual Rights

Juha Lavapuro (Finland, LOSS-Project), Personal data, national security and the question about the scope of EU law

14.15-15.30     Lunch break

15.30-18.30     Session on analytical and methodological challenges (also beyond surveillance)

Tuomas Ojanen (Finland, LOSS-Project), Different aims, different legal criteria for permissible surveillance

Jens Kremer (Finland/Germany, LOSS-Project), Public Video Surveillance for security purposes: between GDPR, Police Directive and National Implementations

Martin Scheinin (EUI), For a rational and evidence-based test for the permissibility of surveillance (an adaptation of Robert Alexy’s weight formula, as developed in the SURVEILLE project)

Birte Böök (EUI), Applicability of Robert Alexy’s theory of rules and principles in international law

Elina Pirjatanniemi (Finland), Red lines as part of rational and evidence-based decisions on asylum applications

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