Coronavirus in Spain: Police Going Too Far and Judicial Protections Being Eroded
202004.01
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Coronavirus in Spain: Police Going Too Far and Judicial Protections Being Eroded

By Daniel Amelang (criminal lawyer). Published in Liberties.eu On March 14, which already seems a long time ago, the Council of Ministers approved the Royal Decree 463/2020, by which they declared a state of alarm. During this exceptional situation the executive power can limit, to some extent, our fundamental rights, but never suspend them. This is the…

Summary of the major economic changes passed to fight the Coronavirus Crisis in Spain
202003.22
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Summary of the major economic changes passed to fight the Coronavirus Crisis in Spain

After the Coronavirus was labelled a global pandemic, the Spanish Government decreed a state of emergency on March 14th, 2020. Three days later, a Decree was passed (Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, on March 17th) adopting several economic and tax measures to fight the socioeconomic impact the crisis can have on the whole country. Cristina Gámez, business…

201904.11
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Presentation of the Permanent People’s Tribunal’s Report on the Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees

Last Tuesday, April 9th, the Permanent People’s Tribunal’s Report on the Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees was presented in the European Parliament. Amongst the people presenting the Report was our colleague (and one of the Judges of the PPT), Patricia Orejudo. She was accompanied by Bridget Anderson, Perfecto Andrés Ibáñez, Luciana Castellina, Mireille Fanon Mendes…

Day of General Discussion – 3593rd Meeting 125th Session of Human Rights Committee
201903.21
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Day of General Discussion – 3593rd Meeting 125th Session of Human Rights Committee

Our colleague Daniel Amelang participated in the Half-Day of General Discussion of the 125th Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee. The session is regarding Article 21 (right of peaceful assembly) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 21 The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized. No restrictions may be…

New York Times: Crackdowns on Free Speech Rise Across a Europe Wary of Terror (En)
201804.25
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New York Times: Crackdowns on Free Speech Rise Across a Europe Wary of Terror (En)

Noticia original: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/world/europe/spain-europe-protest-free-speech.html?emc=eta1 MADRID — A puppet show at an open square in Madrid during Carnival festivities in February featured a policeman who tried to entrap a witch. The puppet officer held up a little sign to falsely accuse her, using a play on words that combined Al Qaeda and ETA, the Basque separatist group….