June 14th: Lecture on “Social and solidarity-economy businesses as a tool to stop discrimination of women’s rights during the pandemic” (CIRIEC Congress, Valencia)
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June 14th: Lecture on “Social and solidarity-economy businesses as a tool to stop discrimination of women’s rights during the pandemic” (CIRIEC Congress, Valencia)

The COVID 19 pandemic has caused the gap in distribution of gender roles to be widened. This, of course, has affected women and men differently. During this health crisis, women have been overburdened with health care and essential services, have been more involved in domestic work and care of dependents, and have suffered greater job…

Urgent action: Quash Algerian whistleblower Mohamed Benhalima’s death sentence
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Urgent action: Quash Algerian whistleblower Mohamed Benhalima’s death sentence

Mohamed Benhalima is an activist, former military official and whistleblower who exposed the corruption of high-ranking Algerian military officials online. He sought asylum in Spain but the Spanish authorities refouled him to Algeria in March without due process or evaluation of his asylum claim. The Algerian authorities imprisoned him in El Harrash prison in Algiers…

Algeria: Spain forsakes international obligations in appalling refoulement of Algerian whistleblower
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Algeria: Spain forsakes international obligations in appalling refoulement of Algerian whistleblower

The undersigned organisations (amongst which is our firm, Red Jurídica) strongly condemn the deportation by Spain of our client, Algerian activist Mohamed Benhalima, in the evening of 24 March 2022, despite the risks of torture and serious human rights violations he faces in Algeria, and therefore in blatant violation of Spain’s international obligations on non-refoulement….

April 5: Colloquium: “The Monopoly of Violence: Resistance to Police Abuse” (Teatro del Barrio)
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April 5: Colloquium: “The Monopoly of Violence: Resistance to Police Abuse” (Teatro del Barrio)

On April 5, at 7:00 p.m., our colleague Eric Sanz de Bremond will go to the Teatro del Barrio (Lavapiés, Madrid) to participate in a colloquium on the monopoly of violence and resistance to police violence. Sara López (Legal Sol), Youssef M. Ouled (Rights International Spain) y Adrián Belaire (Stop Desahucios). The event is organized…

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

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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
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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…