European Parliament - Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA)
Studies and Options Briefs



"Ethical Aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems" 06-2016
[Link shared by Magnus Thorwald Olsson]


Excerpt: "Technological changes have nowadays accelerated to such a speed that increasingly law-making has difficulty catching up. STOA therefore recently conducted a foresight study in order to draw up possible scenarios to illustrate where developments in the area of cyber-physical systems might take us. Using these scenarios it was then possible to identify the areas of jurisdiction that should be addressed pro-actively, in order to reap the greatest possible benefits from the technical developments while avoiding, as far as possible, the negative consequences. This briefing presents legal reflections for seven areas of concern that are of relevance to the work of the European Parliament, listing the issues that might have to be dealt with, the EP committees concerned, and the legislative acts that might need to be revisited."


On brain-computer interface technology, implanted (invasive e.g. neuroprosthetics and brain implants) or used externally (non-invasive). "What if others could read your mind?" 04-2016



EUROPE - EDA project launched to assess biological effects of military RF signals - European Defence Agency, 6th September 2016




EU Legislation addressing Covert Harassment


Excerpt from this link

In February 1998, the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense Policy held public hearings in Brussels on the U.S based weather warfare facility developed under the HAARP program.  The Committee’s “Motion for Resolution” submitted to the European Parliament:


“Considers HAARP… by virtue of its far-reaching impact on the environment to be a global concern and calls for its legal, ecological and ethical implications to be examined by an international independent body…; [the Committee] regrets the repeated refusal of the United States Administration… to give evidence to the public hearing …into the environmental and public risks [of] the HAARP program.” (European Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense Policy, Brussels, doc. no. A4-0005/99, 14 January 1999).

The Committee’s request to draw up a “Green Paper” on “the environmental impacts of military activities”, however, was casually dismissed on the grounds that the European Commission lacked the required jurisdiction to delve into “the links between environment and defense”. Brussels was anxious to avoid a showdown with Washington. (see European Report, 3 February 1999).






EU Resolution A4-0005/99 on the environment, security and foreign policy, citing weapons for manipulation of human beings



30. Calls in particular for an international convention for a global ban on all research and development, whether military or civilian, which seeks to apply knowledge of the chemical, electrical, sound vibration or other functioning of the human brain to the development of weapons which might enable any form of manipulation of human beings, including a ban on any actual or possible deployment of such systems;



(credit to Peace Pink member Sandy for help with resources)






UK Political Party Support against use of Electromagnetic Weapons on Humans


Excerpts from this link in quotes below:


In 2004, “Charles Kennedy MP, leader of the UK's Liberal Democrat Party, declared the support of his party for the sentiments expressed in European Parliament Resolution A4-0005/99 paragraph 27.”


“The support of the UK's Green Party for getting electromagnetic weapons and other weapons for manipulating people banned was expressed in a long email recently sent by Dr Caroline Lucas MEP, to a UK activist (…)”


Letter on the above link as well as on this link


“Since receiving a copy of the Dr Lucas' email, CAMS has also received a supportive statement from David Campanale, Chair of the Christian People's Alliance”

#CovertHarassment Weapons| @EUparliament Resolution| #UK Polit. Party Support @TheGreenParty







STOA in 2000 advises @EU_Commission to accept 1997


UK request on crowd control weapon trade

STOA in 2000 advises @EU_Commission to accept 1997 UK request on crowd control weapon trade…