The ECLN is an iniative of the following founding
groups and individuals:
Statewatch (based in London, founded in 1990)
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Programme (Sofia, launched in 1996 by journalists,
lawyers and academics working on human rights issues).
& Polizei/CILIP (covers civil liberties
and policing and is based at the Free University of Berlin, founded in
European Race Audit (part of the Institute
of Race Relations, based in London, founded in 1956).
League for Human Rights (founded in
Grundrechte und Demokratie (Committee
for fundamental rights and democracy, Germany).
Komitee gegen den Schnüffelstaat (renamed grundrechte.ch, works on
democracy and civil liberties, based in Bern, Switzerland).
immigration, racism and xenophobia, based in the Basque country in
VD AMOK (an
anti-militarist and conscientious objectors organization that works
closely together with the peace movement, the Netherlands).
founding individuals are: Thomas
Mathiesen, Professor Sociology of Law, Oslo; Liz Fekete, IRR
European Race Audit; Mads
Pedersen, journalist, Copenhagen; Aidan White,
Secretary-General European Federation of Journalists, Brussels; Professor Wolf Dieter-Narr,
Berlin; Gareth Peirce,
lawyer, London; Heiner
Busch, CILIP, Berlin; Lorenzo
Trucco, Turin; Deirdre
Curtin, Professor and Chair of School of Governance,
University of Utrecht; Tony
Bunyan, director Statewatch, London; Professor Steve Peers,
University of Essex; Ann
Singleton, University of Bristol; Gus Hosein, Privacy
Director of the Institute of Race Relations, London; Helmut Dietrich,
Forschungsgesellschaft Flucht und Migration - FFM, Berlin; Professor Paddy Hillyard,Queens
University, Belfast; Professor
Phil Scraton, Queens University, Belfast.
launch of the ECLN was supported by: