24th August 2019

Spanish Judiciary

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Felipe VI: ‘democracy not above respecting the law’

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Spain’s King Felipe VI has said democracy is not above respecting the law, in unusually outspoken comments widely interpreted as refuting claims by Catalan independence leaders
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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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Catalan Trial: Day 2 summary

SiE Newsdesk / Agencies
On the second day of the Catalan trial, a Spanish public prosecutor today accused Catalan independence leaders of trying to use ‘human shields’ to block
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Catalan trial starts: the accused, charges, accusers

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The trial against Catalan independence leaders, which is set to have a major political impact on Spain, has started today, Tuesday 12 February. Twelve people
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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

AFP
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.