21st November 2019

United Nations

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Lawyer Ben Emmerson: ‘Spain is acting like a rogue State’

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The lawyer for the Catalan pro-independence leaders taking their case to the United Nations, Ben Emmerson, has refuted the Spanish government’s accusations of a ‘conflict
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Spain asks UN to disqualify 2 members of panel

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The Spanish government is to formally ask the United Nations to disqualify two of the five members of the UN panel responsible for writing a
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Spain doubts ‘impartiality’ of UN report on jailed leaders

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The Spanish Government has cast doubt on the ‘impartiality’ and ‘independence’ of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention report made public on Wednesday, which
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Update: Full details of UN group’s report demanding release

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A United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of three jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders: Jordi Cuixart, Jordi Sànchez and
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Pressure mounts after deadly Venezuela border clashes

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International pressure mounted against Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, with Washington vowing to ‘take action’ after opposition efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the
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Spain, UK now also recognise Guaido as Venezuela leader

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Spain, Britain and France, alongside other EU nations, have now also recognised Venezuela’s opposition chief Juan Guaido as the country’s interim leader, after President Nicolas Maduro defiantly rejected an
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Maduro rejects European ultimatum on elections

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro rejected Sunday an ultimatum by European countries to call snap elections after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the Latin American
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UK outraged at EU’s Gibraltar ‘colony’ reference

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Britain and Gibraltar reacted with fury to a European Council document published today that described the British overseas territory as a colony. The document, laying out
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EU nations give ultimatum to Venezuela’s Maduro

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Spain, France, the UK and Germany put embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on notice ahead of an UN Security Council meeting on Saturday, saying they would
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Venezuela focus: Nicolas Maduro’s rocky presidency

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Here is a timeline of the major events in the turbulent rule of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. Takes over from Chavez In 2013 Hugo Chavez –