Carles Puigdemont allowed to enter EU Parliament after court ruling

The former president of the northeast Spanish region, Carles Puigdemont, and his former health minister Toni Comín were elected to the assembly in May, but have been unable to take …

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EU top court rules Catalan separatist Junqueras was MEP with immunity when jailed in Spain

The European Union’s top court has ruled that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras was covered by immunity as an MEP when he was jailed by the Spanish Supreme Court in …

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Over forty organisations, among them Assemblea, denounce Human Rights violations in Spain before the UN

Most of the complaints presented in Geneva relate to protest, freedom of expression, political participation, self-determination and minority language rights in Catalonia Coinciding with International Human Rights Day and the …

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Assemblea meets with several representatives in Berlin and takes part in two important international forums

In order to expand its international influence, the Catalan National Assembly has participated in several international events these weeks. On Thursday, 28th of November, our president, Elisenda Paluzie, visited Berlin …

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Assemblea takes part in the OSCE supplementary meeting on Peaceful Assembly in Vienna

This edition of the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting dealt with the Right to Peaceful Assembly and the trends in legislation and practice, digital “online assemblies,” and the role of independent …

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Amnesty International

Spain’s conviction for sedition of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart threatens rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly

The conviction of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart for sedition violates their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and they must be immediately released, said Amnesty International today, …

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The Metropolitan

Catalonia, a long claim for democracy to achieve independence

The Catalan question comes from a long way back and although it’s tagged as the struggle for an independent state that is more of a symptom than a cause. The …

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Young Catalans arrested in protests denounce police abuse and mistreatment

Catalonia’s Observatory on the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH) is monitoring the status of the twenty-eight detainees, who have complained of physical abuse by Spanish and Catalan police officers

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Open Democracy

Spain’s response to protests is a dangerous step towards authoritarianism

“The reality is a democratic mass movement increasingly frustrated with successive governments who have sought juridical answers to political problems.”

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El Nacional

European Commission reminds Spanish deputy PM of the norms after Belgium threat

The European Commission has today given a reminder that European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) are “a purely judicial procedure”. Asked about the warning given by Spain’s acting deputy PM, Carmen Calvo, to the Belgian government …

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