New report examines almost 50 Spanish court decisions relating to the crime of glorification of terrorism and finds that a significant number are inconsistent with international human rights law governing the right to free expression
In 1985 Spain became a pioneer in the application of universal jurisdiction. But in 2014 the law was changed, closing many ongoing cases and stripping many applicants of their rights.
The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has expressed concern about systemic racism during the coronavirus pandemic and has urged governments to end police impunity.
On 29th October 2020, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, with the support of Parliament, extended the state of alarm until May 2021, which is expected to help the authorities control the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spain has accepted 80 recommendations proposed during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council aimed at fighting racial discrimination but it still needs to do more.
Catalan independence campaigners are suspected to have been targeted by government services using spyware, which is allegedly only sold to governments for the purpose of surveilling criminals and terrorists.
Rights International Spain and the Implementation Team of the International Decade for People of African Descent in Spain have published a report on racism and xenophobia during the COVID-19 state of alarm in Spain.
Spain has suspended many requests for access to information, but during times of crisis it is especially important that people can exercise this fundamental right.
The health emergency caused by COVID-19 has provoked a terrible crisis in the administration of justice in Spain with broad consequences for lawyers, judges and people standing trail.
We must not forget that the rights of people in detention, which are recognized in the Criminal Procedure Act, are still in force and cannot be restricted in any way as a result of the state of alarm.