European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights

ELDH: Unacceptable guarantees for former Catalan politicians

The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) expresses its grave concern at the extraordinary measures taken by the Spanish Court of Auditors on 29 June 2021.  The proceedings …

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Vilaweb

Microsoft says that Catalans are among victims of government espionage

A number of Catalans have been victims of espionage carried out by “government agencies” tech company Microsoft has revealed. In a post in one of its blogs on Thursday, the firm said …

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Assemblea denounces before the OSCE Spain’s use of digital technologies to repress the Catalan pro-independence movement

On the 12th & 13th of July, Assemblea took part in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting “Digital Technologies and Human Rights”, in …

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Vilaweb

Andrej Hunko: “The Council of Europe could play an international mediation role in Catalonia’s case”

Andrej Hunko, MP for Germany’s Die Linke, has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2010. He is familiar with the Council’s inner workings. …

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The Wall Street Journal

Spain’s Targeting of Former Harvard Professor Provokes Trans-Atlantic Outcry

In just two months, Andreu Mas-Colell, an internationally renowned economist and former Harvard professor, went from enjoying a peaceful retirement in his hometown of Barcelona to facing allegations by the …

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The European Commission maintains provisional rejection of Catalan European Citizen’s Initiative against the Spanish State

The General Court of the European Union announced yesterday the dismissal of the lawsuit over the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) promoted by Assemblea and the Council for the Catalan Republic. …

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Newsweek

Europe Has a Hard Time Recognizing and Respecting its Minorities | Opinion

Before the idea of nation-states was born—commonly associated with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, but with greater traction after the French Revolution—different peoples lived in their villages and cities, …

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Council of Europe

Politicians should not face prosecution for statements made in the exercise of their political mandates as long as they respect certain limits

“Politicians need a particularly high level of protection of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, both in parliament and when speaking to their constituents, but that freedom of speech …

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The National Scot

Catalonia’s two main pro-independence parties form coalition government

SELF-DETERMINATION is back on Catalonia’s political agenda after its two main pro-independence parties yesterday announced a preliminary agreement for coalition government. The Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and Together for Catalonia (JxCat) …

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Vilaweb

Swiss MPs force the federal government to take a stance on Spain’s repression in Catalonia

The Swiss government will have to speak out publicly and take a stance on Spain’s  repression of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement, the amnesty of political prisoners and a democratic solution to …

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