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Conference on anti-terrorism legislation in Europe

(24/10/08) On 17 and 18 (morning) November the Council of Europe, together with the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam and with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, is organising a European conference in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on “anti-terrorism legislation in Europe since 2001 and its impact on freedom of expression and information”.

The aim of the conference is to exchange experiences on the impact of anti-terrorism legislation and its implementation on freedom of expression and information in Europe. Representatives from the media, civil society, national authorities and independent experts will discuss the observance, in law and practice, of Council of Europe standards that define the rights to freedom of expression and information in the context of the fight against terrorism (in particular, the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights).

Specific attention will be paid to:

- legislation and practice on glorification of terrorism,
- surveillance, state secrets/access to information and
- protection of sources.

Further information concerning this event, can be found on the conference website. Persons interested in participating and/or providing written input for the event are requested to consult the website and to complete the on-line registration form.

During the conference the general rapporteur will post questions and some results of the discussions on the Council of Europe media freedom forum. Interested people are invited to comment on these questions and relevant comments might be included by the general rapporteur in her report of the conference. http://mediafreedom.cws.coe.int/tiki-forums.php

See also:
- the programme
- background documents