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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Washington Post

Spain’s king and prime minister visit Barcelona amid protest

A few thousand Catalan separatists protested Friday against a visit by Spanish King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to Barcelona amid continued tensions between the restive region and …

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Politico

Catalonia faces convulsion if Spanish court removes president

Quim Torra faces an abrupt end to his tenure as regional president of Catalonia as Spain’s Supreme Court ponders whether to remove him for breaching electoral law — just as …

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Human Rights Watch

Former Spanish King Finds New Home in UAE

Juan Carlos I Moves to a Country Where Human Rights Conditions Are Dire After two weeks of official silence and media speculation, the whereabouts of former Spanish king Juan Carlos …

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Foreign Policy

Is Spain’s Royal Family Finished?

On Aug. 3, 82-year-old Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain from 1975 to 2014, announced his decision to leave the country because of “public repercussions that certain past events …

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Society for Threatened Peoples

Spyware against Catalan politicians

According to research by the daily newspapers The Guardian and El Pais, controversial spyware of the Israeli provider NSO Group has been found on the mobile phones of two Catalan …

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UNPO

Online Event Discusses Spain’s Declining Democracy ahead of UPR Follow-up Session

On 15 July 2020, UNPO alongside the Society for Threatened Peoples and the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) organized the International Digital Roundtable: Civil and Political Liberties at Risk in Spain?. The …

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The Guardian

Phone of top Catalan politician ‘targeted by government-grade spyware’

One of Catalonia’s most senior politicians has been warned his mobile phone was targeted using spyware its makers say is only sold to governments to track criminals and terrorists.

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People's Dispatch

Daniel Gallardo and the Spanish walls

Spain has a long history of jails and penitentiary centers and thousands of social and political prisoners have passed through their walls. Not all of them survived. Since ancient times, …

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The Jacobin

Franco’s Stooges Still Dominate the Spanish Economy

Four decades since Spain’s transition to democracy, nostalgists for the Franco era are sharply resisting calls to topple its monuments and recognize its victims. Their fight to control historical memory …

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