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UN Publishes Conclusions on Women's Rights in Spain

The UN CEDAW Committee, which revised the periodic review of Spain this July, just published its concluding observations. The report highlights the following issues: the failure of Spain to implement the Committee’s...

by Rights International Spain
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The UN CEDAW Committee, which revised the periodic review of Spain this July, just published its concluding observations. The report highlights the following issues: the failure of Spain to implement the Committee’s rulings; the need for Spain to withdraw the reform requiring young women of 16 or 17 years of age to secure parental permission in order to abort; the lack of training for judges, public defenders and lawyers on the content of the Convention; and the committee’s concern regarding the summary deportations of women and girls from Ceuta and Melilla.

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