FECL 48 (November 1996):



Europol-Staff Regulations - Establishment of principles, EU JHA Council Presidency, Brussels, 30.7.96, 8964/96 Limite, Europol 39, 3 p., in English.


Briefing on Europol (first update), Document No 26, European Parliament, Task Force on the Intergovernmental Conference, Luxembourg, 22.8.96, JF/bo/243/96, PE 166.291, 19 p., in English.


Reconsidering European Migration Policies - The Intergovernmental Conference and the Reform of the Maastricht Treaty, by Simon Hix and Jan Niessen, publ. by Migration Policy Group, CCME and Starting Line Group, Brussels, November 1996, 63 p., in English.

This briefing paper provides comprehensive background information on the agenda of the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) and its relevance for the issues of migration, asylum, immigration, and the integration of refugees and immigrants.

The first chapter outlines the aims and the background for the agenda of the IGC. The second chapter gives an overview of migration policy under the three pillar structure of the EU and describes the results of inter-governmental cooperation within the framework of the third pillar. The third chapter highlights the main issues raised by the NGOs, namely democratic and judicial control, immigration and asylum as well as equal treatment and anti-discrimination, and sets out their proposals for amendment. The fourth chapter looks at the views of EU institutions and the Reflection Group. The fifth chapter outlines the position of the EU member states on migration issues and their objectives for the reform of the treaty. In the last chapter, some final observations are made in conclusion.

Available at: CCME, 174, rue Joseph II, B-1000 Brussels, Tel: +32/2 2302011, Fax: +32/2 2800925; E-mail: 101324.622@compuserve.com


Sveriges terroristbestämmelser - en studie av konflikten mellan brottspreventiva åtgärder och demokratiska rättsstatsideal(Swedish legislation on terrorism - a study on the conflict between measures of crime prevention and democratic-constitutional ideals), paper by Antonia Ribbing, Department of criminology, Stockholm University, 1996, 65 p. in Swedish.

An interesting study on Sweden’s controversial "anti-terrorist" legislation. The 1991 "Law on special control of foreigners" provides for the expulsion of a foreigner not guilty of any crime if there are "reasons to believe" that he/she "will commit or participate in a criminal offence involving violence, threat or coercion for political purposes". (On the practical implications the law see also FECL No.37: "Innocent Algerian held in Sweden under anti-terrorism law") .

Available at: Department of Criminology, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Tel: +46/8 162609, Fax: +46/8 157881.