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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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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Catalan News

Ex-UN body chair hopes Human Rights court will rule against Spain in Catalan leaders’ case

The former head of a United Nations body expects the European Court of Human Rights to rule against Spain in a string of legal appeals presented by Catalonia’s jailed pro-independence …

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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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The New York Times

Criminal or Martyr? Prisoner Poses a Political Dilemma for Spain.

Off a leafy boulevard in Barcelona sit the headquarters of Omnium Cultural, an organization known in Spain as much for its literary prizes as for its dreams of an independent republic …

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Elnacional.cat

Two Spanish Constitutional Court judges criticise Supreme Court’s sedition sentence

A minority decision given by two judges belonging to Spain’s Constitutional Court has defended the fundamental rights of convicted pro-independence politician Jordi Turull and argues that the sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment and disqualification from …

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Assemblea denounces Spain’s lawfare against the Catalan people at OSCE human rights meeting

Assemblea took part at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting “Democratic Law-Making: Ensuring Participation”, in which OSCE participating States can ensure their laws …

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International human rights NGO launches a campaign calling on the German Bundestag to denounce Spanish repression against Catalonia

The NGO Society for Threatened Peoples, focused on defending the rights of national minorities, demands to the Spanish Kingdom to follow the recommendations of the United Nations Working Group on …

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Julian Assange and Catalan political prisoners lead collective letter to the UN over the situation in prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic

Among the signatories are the Catalan political prisoners, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and activists imprisoned in Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Morocco and Western Sahara. Around thirty political prisoners from different …

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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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