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Constitutional Responses to Terrorism:
"Focus on Intelligence Agencies and their Oversight"

Workshop convened by the EUI Law Department jointly with the Research Group on Constitutional responses to terrorism, within the International Association of Constitutional Law.

Florence, Italy 12-13 November 2009

Registration for participation: Annick.Bulckaen@eui.eu

Thursday 12 November (Cappella, Via Boccaccio 121)

9.00 - 11.00 Martin Scheinin and Mathias Vermeulen. "Towards identification of best practice in the work by intelligence agencies and their oversight bodies"
Akiko Ezima: "Reinforcement of the Intelligence Agency and its Problems after 9/11 in Japan"
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30- 13.30 Konrad Lachmayer, "The constitutional framework of intelligence agencies in Austria and Germany - a comparative analysis"
Carolina Cerda-Guzman, "The recent reorganisation of intelligence agencies in France"
13.30 - 15.00 Lunch break
15.00 - 17.00 (in Sala Triaria) Joint session with regular EUI PhD Seminar (papers by EUI PhD students)
Federico Fabbrini, “The role of the judiciary in times of emergency”
Emilie Hunter, “Arrest and detention under the UK Counter Terrorism Act”
19.30 Dinner (Le Lance)


Friday 13 November (Cappella)

9.00-10.45 Joint session with regular EUI PhD seminar (papers by EUI PhD students)
Maria Tzanou, “Data protection and countering terrorism within the EU legal order”
Marina Lostal-Becerril, “The legal framework for countering terrorism in Spain”
10.45-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-13.00 Susana Sanchez, "The Spanish Intelligence Service (CNI): New Threats, same secrecy, better oversight?"
Petra Bard and Balazs Ratai, “Surveillance in a strong data protection regime: the case of Hungary”
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-16.30 Videoconference with Prof. Stephen Ellman at New York Law School (student presentations from New York, the group convened at the EUI acting as commentators)
16.30-17.30 Discussion on future work of the IACL Research Group, including convening a workshop in Mexico during the IACL Congress of December 2010


organised by
Dr. Konrad Lachmayer , Schottenbastei 10-16 (Juridicum), A-1010 Wien - Austria, eMail email