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Afghanistan Vs Ireland - Link 3


UK: "Operations in the UK: The Defence contribution to resilience" (link to large 3MB pdf). This 266 page document sets out the military's internal role for terrorism, natural disasters and strikes/public order. It is now based on the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (link) and the Emergency Powers Act 1964


UK: New report finds significant flaws with Identity Card scheme (LSE, link) A new report from the London School of Economics released on 21 March has found that the UK Government's ID Card Bill is 'too complex, technically unsafe, overly prescriptive and lack a foundation of public trust and confidence'.


'One huge US jail': Afghanistan is the hub of a global network of detention centres, the frontline in America's 'war on terror', where arrest can be random and allegations of torture commonplace. Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark investigate on the ground and talk to former prisoners (Guardian, link)


Iraq: Global public health experts say failure to count Iraqi casualties is irresponsible - statement (pdf) UK and US governments must monitor Iraq casualties (British Medical Journal, link) Counting the dead in Iraq (BMJ, link)


Ireland: Retention of traffic and location data. The Irish government yesterday passed amendments to the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Bill 2002 which will give the Garda (Police) Commissioner the power to issue a 'data retention request' to fixed and mobile operators in Ireland requiring the retention of traffic and location data for 3 years: The debate (link) See Privacy International coverage (link)


UK: ID Cards Bill in trouble. Due to the short parliamentary timetable before the impending General Election and the fact that the government is in trouble over the Prevnetion of Terrorism Bill it is being suggested that the ID Card Bill may be ditched (and brought back again after the election in May), see No2ID (link)


UK: The Prevention of Terrorism Bill: Report from the parliamentary Joint Human Rights Committee including oral evidence hearing (4 March, pdf). Among its conclusions is: "In our view the unprecedented scope of the powers contained in the Bill, and the potentially drastic interference with Convention rights which they contemplate, warrant a greater degree of judicial control than access to an ex post supervisory jurisdiction." (ex parte, that is, without notice to the individual who is to be made the subject of the order). Report of the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights: Prevention of Terrorism Bill - preliminary report (pdf) Prevention of Terrorism Bill - full-text as it left the House of Commons, 28.2.05 (pdf) The Amendents tabled in the House of Lords (link)


UK: The Prevention of Terrorism Bill has moved - in just over a week - to the House of Lords. The Amendments tabled in the House of Lords (link) - the government amendments under each Clause are proposed by government Minister, Baroness Scotland. Prevention of Terrorism Bill - full-text as it left the House of Commons, 28.2.05 (pdf)


5. The restrictions on flank zones, which were retained in the adopted CFEtreaty, while all other zone ceilings were dropped, left Russia as practicallythe only country which is limited in deployment of forces on her own territory(technically there also some restrictions for the former Odessa military districtin Ukraine and some eastern regions of Turkey). Under the adopted treaty Russia'sflank ceilings (Leningrad and Northern Caucasus military districts) were expandedfrom 700 to 1,300 tanks, from 580 to 2,140 ACVs, and from 1,280 to 1,680 artilleryguns. But four NATO countries in the South (Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania)have combined ceilings of 7,380 tanks, 9,718 ACVs, and 8,368 artillery guns.6. Another shortcoming of the CFE treaty is that it counts only some of theweapons, which do not seem to reflect the real combat efficiency of the modernweapon platforms. The recent wars demonstrated that the decisive role is performedby precision g




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