Europe: Dutch secret service violated human rights treaty

Feb

13

2014

The Dutch secret service violated the European Convention on Human Rights, says the European Parliament in a report on massive espionage. Parliament therefore wants the Netherlands to adapt its espionage laws.

Euro Parliament calls on the Dutch government to do so in a Wednesday published report on the recent revelations about mass espionage. The Subcommittee on Justice in the European Parliament adopted the report Wednesday. However, this opinion is not binding, but it is a strong signal from Europe. In addition, each random Europeans can go to the European Court of Human Rights as well as the steps and says that the Netherlands espionage laws to adapt, that statement is binding.

The recommendations of the report of the committee of the European parliament says that in several countries is wrong with the secret services. “[The European parliament, ed] raises several Member States, including the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands, where necessary to be revised to comply with the European Convention for the Protection of national laws and practices applicable to activities Human and fulfill the basic obligations as data protection, privacy and the presumption of innocence. ” With the latter, the Commission intends that the current practice of mass spying seems to assume that everyone is suspect, rather that everyone is innocent until there is evidence to the contrary. Out of it

The report is a hearty slap on the wrist for the Dutch government, which until now the laws and practices of the Dutch secret service AIVD and DISS has defended and even legislation in the planning has to expand. Powers of

The report further finds, based on testimony from many stakeholders, including former employees of secret services, that whistleblower Edward Snowden is right in his claim that global technical application secret services advanced mass espionage. In addition, the report that national security can not be invoked for these practices concludes. Moreover, calls on the European parliament not to accept information from the NSA, Member States as long as it is collected. Mass through espionage

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