Spain

COVID-19 crisis

By Defender a quien Defiende On 13 March, the Spanish President Pedro Sánchez declared the state of alarm which lasted ...
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Initiatives published by Defender a quien Defiende platform - accessible here The Burorresistiendo Manual, developed by Legal Sol with the support ...
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Update on the Spanish situation via Red Malla ...
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Update on the Spanish situation via Red Malla The Spanish government is using the “Gag Law” (approved in 2015) against ...
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Article originally published in Spanish on Defender A Quien Defiende, 25 March 2020 - accessible here The organisations, led by ...
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Freedom of association

On 22 January 2020, Spain was questioned by  the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the OHCHR. On 21 January, the ...
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🔸El real decreto-ley 14/2019 permite que el Gobierno cierre páginas web para prevenir desórdenes públicos. 🔸Los desórdenes públicos son uno ...
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(Transnational Institute) How the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the rights of people on the move ...
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Freedom of expression

Article originally published on Media.cat - 10 February 2020 - accessible here (translated from Catalan) Six cases were reported in ...
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On 22 January 2020, Spain was questioned by  the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the OHCHR. On 21 January, the ...
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🔸El real decreto-ley 14/2019 permite que el Gobierno cierre páginas web para prevenir desórdenes públicos. 🔸Los desórdenes públicos son uno ...
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UPDATE - 19 November 2019: As of 27 October, the count raised to 72 journalists injured. Source: Media.cat. **** (Media.cat - ...
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(The Guardian) Willy Toledo to face Madrid court after not showing up for questioning over Facebook post A Spanish actor accused ...
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Freedom of assembly

UPDATE 19 October 2020: On 30 September, the parliament voted in favour to reopen the process to reform the Citizen ...
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Spanish police violated the right to peaceful assembly by using disproportionate and "unjustified" force to disperse a spontaneous demonstration in ...
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Article originally published in Spanish in elDiario.es. Since last Friday the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, ...
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By Defender a quien Defiende On 13 March, the Spanish President Pedro Sánchez declared the state of alarm which lasted ...
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Initiatives published by Defender a quien Defiende platform - accessible here The Burorresistiendo Manual, developed by Legal Sol with the support ...
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Institutional reactions

(Council of Europe) When terrorism spreads, states are often tempted to restrict fundamental freedoms for the sake of fighting it and ...
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(Council of Europe) In a letter addressed to the Presidents of the Congress and the Senate of Spain published today, ...
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(FRA) This note draws attention to the recent trend of criminalising search and rescue operations (SAR) in the Mediterranean Sea ...
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(OHCHR) The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, urged Spanish authorities to refrain ...
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(EUobserver) A group of 34 MEPs has called on the European Commission to check whether Spanish legislation on public offence ...
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Other resources

Initiatives published by Defender a quien Defiende platform - accessible here The Burorresistiendo Manual, developed by Legal Sol with the support ...
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On 21 January, in Geneva, the European Civic Forum took part in the event organised by Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya (IDHC). The ...
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In July 2019, we interviewed the Spanish collective Defender a Quien Defiende. According to Albert Caramés Boada, Researcher and Professor ...
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(Translated from Voice of Freedom - No somos delito) SINGING FOR THOSE WHOSE VOICE WAS STOLEN. The Voice Of Freedom: a song performed by ...
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(Translated in English with www.Deepl.org from VERTELE!) The Women's Collective of RTVE begins a network campaign to denounce the manipulation ...
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