The new municipal government of Madrid, a coalition between the Popular Party and Ciudadanos with the support of the extreme right party Vox, will abolish the Protocol for Effective Police Identifications (PIPE).
Madrid City Council and the Municipal Police have launched an Effective Police Identifications Programme that aims to improve police stop and search procedures to avoid racial profiling in a diverse society.
Rights International Spain and Plataforma por la Gestión Policial de la Diversidad inform the European Court of Human Rights on the measures that should be taken to eradicate discriminatory police checks.
The initiative, launched by organizations based in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Almeria and Murcia, urges the Spanish government to meet the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent recommendations.
While the French Court of Cassation has shown itself capable of applying European standards in combatting discrimination, Spanish courts are incapable of seeing beyond the presumption of truth in police testimonies.