Reform on Interception of Communications – Essentially or Cosmetically Changes
On December 15, 2017 in the Youth Cultural Center, ISSHS organized a public debate called “Reform on Interception of Communications – Essentially or Cosmetically Changes,” with 4 CSO representatives and one from the Ministry of Interior. It was one of the first events of CS’s open criticism toward the undertaken reforms in area of interception and thus concerning the widely feared UBK. Moreover, the criticism in terms of comments to specific policy solutions and proposals for improving the legislation were made public and discussed at this event. We used the opportunity to elaborate on the systemic problem of Parliament’s passivity instead of acting as initiator and legislator of reforms.
The debate was part of the project “Policy discussions on reform priorities to enable ‘de-capturing’ of state institutions”, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy.