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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Helsinki Times

The Solidarity Fund, an example of the strength of the Catalan independence movement

Now, when there are already 3,300 victims of retaliation, this Solidarity Fund is managed by an independent association. From 2017 until now, it has paid 640,000 euros in fines and …

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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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European Economic Association

EEA EX COMM statement on Past President, Andreu Mas-Colell

The Executive Committee of the European Economic Association expresses its solidarity with its former President, Professor Andreu Mas-Colell, and its hopes for a positive resolution of the matter for all concerned individuals. …

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The Times

Outcry as retired Catalan minister faces multimillion-euro ‘independence’ fine

Academics including an American Nobel prizewinner have condemned the prosecution of a Spanish economist who — along with 38 others — face fines of millions of euros for their supposed …

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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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Socialist Project

International Manifesto in Support of Catalonia’s Right to Freedom as a People

In the 14th of February elections to the Parliament of Catalonia, 52% of Catalans voted in favour of parties that call for Catalonia to become an independent state. This is …

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Time

My Father Fled Fascism in Spain—and Taught Me How Lies Can Destroy a Democracy

The truth can’t destroy a democracy but lies can. At age thirteen my father was awoken by machine gun fire in the streets of Madrid. It was 1936, and a …

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