18th August 2019

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

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Catalan Trial: Final Day 52 – defence summaries and defendants’ statements

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After 52 days of court sessions over 4 months (since 12 February) and 422 witness statements, the Catalan Trial has now concluded until verdicts are announced –
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Strasbourg rejects lawsuit against Catalan parliament suspension

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that the Spanish Constitutional Court‘s suspension of the Catalan Parliament plenary session due to the place
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Puigdemont appeals ban on standing in EU elections

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The Junts per Catalunya (JxCat) party is appealing the decision by Spain’s electoral authority (JEC) to bar former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, and his former ministers
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The ‘Jordis’ can now appeal to EU Court of Human Rights

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Spain’s Constitutional Court has turned down appeals for release by two activist leaders currently on trial in the Supreme Court for their part in the 2017
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Trial focus: Manuel Marchena on a ‘prestige’ tightrope

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At the helm of the hugely divisive trial of Catalan independence leaders, Supreme Court judge Manuel Marchena is performing a difficult balancing act, alternating firmness
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Opinion: Violations of ‘presumption of innocence’ in Catalan Trial

Joe Brew
The ‘presumption of innocence‘ is a human right, enshrined in Article 11 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In criminal matters, everyone
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Spain’s image campaign to counteract ‘baseless attacks’

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The trial starting of 12 Catalan leaders over their role in Catalonia’s failed independence bid will be fought between Madrid and pro-independence supporters in the
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Trial focus: Spanish judiciary also on defensive

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As 12 Catalan independence leaders prepare to go on trial in Madrid, Spain has been forced to defend the independence and impartiality of its courts.
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Jailed Catalan leaders halt hunger strike

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Four jailed Catalan leaders have ended a hunger strike begun more than two weeks ago, their spokesman said Thursday. Jordi Sànchez, former spokesman for the