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Spain’s restrictive definition of “national minorities”: only one group defined

The leading human rights body on the European continent, the Council of Europe (CoE), says it regrets Spain’s “restrictive” application of the Council’s treaty for the protection of national minority groups, which …

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns Spain on political prisoners

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, said today that it is “problematic” if states do not follow the UN recommendations, referring directly to the fact that Spain has …

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MEP Clare Daly: “It is very clear that a lot of people here do not want to hear about Catalonia”

The rapporteur of a European Parliament report on fundamental rights in the Union, Clare Daly, has denounced being barred from mentioning the situation of the Catalan political prisoners in the report. …

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Catalan National Assembly denounces hate speech against the Catalan minority at the United Nations

The Catalan National Assembly (Assemblea) has taken part in the 13th session of the Forum on Minority Issues which focused on Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities, and together with …

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The Rift

The right of people to self determination is a cardinal principle in international law

The right to self-determination is established in Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations, as well as at the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 93 …

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Spain’s former king also investigated for use of illicit credit cards

Juan Carlos already faces procedures in Spain and Switzerland for possible irregular commissions received for railway public contract in Saudi Arabia. Exactly three months after fleeing to the United Arab …

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Assemblea joins protests against the trial of Dani Gallardo, an activist imprisoned for protesting repression against the Catalan people

Spanish activist Dani Gallardo’s pre-trial detention for over a year for demonstrating against the imprisonment of nine Catalan pro-independence leaders in October 2019 is an example of the Spanish state’s …

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Amnesty International again calls for release of activists jailed in Catalan Trial

Amnesty International have again called for the release of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, the two pro-independence activists who were jailed for their roles in the 2017 independence push. The organization …

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The Catalan pro-independence movement mobilizes against a new Spanish wave of repression

Over 100 demonstrations took place across Catalonia as thousands of Catalans took to the streets under the motto “Enough repression: independence!”. 21 activists and representatives of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement were …

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The Lancet’s Richard Horton: “Spain’s response to Covid has been catastrophic”

Richard Horton is editor of The Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal. In January this year, it was the first to publish papers warning of the threat of a pandemic caused by …

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