20th September 2020

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Spain drafts bill of ‘Democratic Memory Act’ to redress victims and legacy of Franco regime

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The Spanish cabinet has approved a draft bill of the ‘Democratic Memory Act’ to ‘comprehensively redress the victims of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship’,
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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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UN Working Group demands immediate release of Catalan leaders

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Note: This original report was published on 29 May. The UN Working Group then later called for the immediate release of four more jailed Catalan
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Pressure mounts after deadly Venezuela border clashes

AFP
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

SiE Newsdesk / AFP / Agencies
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