Chris Jones

Journalist, researcher, editor and occasional translator based in London.

Free trade agreements: “a battle about power and we have to win it”

"On Wednesday morning the GLI International Summer School heard from John Hilary, the director of War on Want, who gave a talk on the threats posed by new corporate-fuelled free trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),... Read more

Taking stock: the evolution, implementation and evaluation of EU counter-terrorism policy

"Before 9/11, only a handful of the (then) 15 European Union (EU) Member States had dedicated counter-terrorism legislation, while relevant international conventions dealt only with specific terrorism-related offences, the suppression of terrorist financing and the production of potential nuclear... Read more

Fingerprinting by force: secret discussions on "systematic identification" of migrants and asylum seekers

"Asylum seekers and irregular migrants arriving in the EU are supposed to be fingerprinted in their country of arrival, and to have their details placed in the EU's Eurodac database. If the individual later comes into contact with the authorities elsewhere, the country responsible for them - their... Read more

New campaign calls for inquiry into undercover policing

"The fight for justice by those affected by undercover police operations has been stepped up with a number of individuals and groups coming together to launch the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS), which is demanding a full-scale public inquiry into the infiltration of a whole host of... Read more

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