Apr 152011
 
 April 15, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Macedonian Parliament disbanded itself today, as part of the process of preparation for the June elections. The ruling majority used the previous period to rubber-stamp a huge number of draft-laws submitted by the government, including a new attempt to legalize unconstitutional police surveillance.

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During June 2010, Global Voices provided coverage of the previous attempt to pass legislative changes without public debate and against the provisions of the Constitution, which clearly states that surveillance must be performed upon court order only. As a reaction, a group of NGOs started an online campaign which gathered around 1,700 individual supporters.

Referring to this case, legal expert Kire Milovski analyzed [mk] the new “totalitarian invasion… of our bedrooms” on the Macedonia in EU blog:

Read more on Global Voices.

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