Defending independence is not a crime according to the Council of Europe

This text has been drafted by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Buric, and has been presented to the committee of European ministers. The Council of …

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Assemblea denounces human rights abuses against the Catalan people at the United Nations’ most important meeting on minority issues

The Catalan National Assembly (Assemblea) took part on the 2nd and 3rd of December in the 14th session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues, the institution’s most important …

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The Council of Europe calls on Spain to stop political persecution of Catalan representatives, Spanish government pardons the Catalan leaders

The resolution presented by the Council of Europe Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights calls on Spain to stop the persecution of Catalan political representatives and peaceful protesters, to …

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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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Spanish authorities should amend the Criminal Code to strengthen existing safeguards of the right to freedom of expression

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Justice of Spain, made public today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović invites the Spanish authorities to amend …

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Catalan National Assembly demands the Catalan government releases political prisoners during the COVID19 health emergency, as called for by the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Rapporteur

The organization  believes  the decision not to release them was taken under the coercion and threat of the Spanish Supreme Court and considers this is intolerable and discriminatory against political …

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The Catalan National Assembly meets with Council of Europe’s Human Rights Rapporteur

  The Latvian rapporteur Boriss Cilevičs, from the Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group of the Council of Europe, is investigating human rights violations by elected officials in Spain and Turkey …

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Commissioner urges Spain to ensure that the Law on Citizens’ Safety upholds the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly

In a letter addressed to the Presidents of the Congress and the Senate of Spain published today, Commissioner Mijatović urges the Parliament to ensure that the review of the Law …

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