12th December 2019

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

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Constitutional Court finally rejects Junqueras appeal, yet not unanimously

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The Spanish Constitutional Court has finally rejected the appeal from the jailed former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras, against the pre-trial and pre-verdict detention that he underwent from November
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European Court of Human Rights dismisses rapper’s case against Spain

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has dismissed the rapper Valtònyc’s appeal against Spain. The singer has been convicted to three and a half years
Basque Country Opinion Spotlight

Opinion: Will the Basques be next?

Ben Wray
Ask Basques about whether they were shocked by the scale of the police brutality and judicial repression of the Catalan independence movement in recent weeks,
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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

Diego Urdaneta / AFP
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
Opinion

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