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Violation of civil and political rights - Catalonia, September 2017
29.9.17
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Translation of the introduction:

"This report looks at possible violations of civil and/or political rights suffered by citizens during September 2017, principally in the territory of Catalonia, although with some incidents in locations across the Kingdom of Spain.

Neither the possible violations of the political rights of deputies or senators of the Congress of Deputies, of the Senate and/or of the Parliament of Catalonia, nor the possible qualitiative democratic degradation in the regional or state level democratic system, are examined in this report.

Listed below are the fundamental rights recognised by the most relevant national and international law, alongside the international treaties and legal systems and article(s) applicable in each case. Each section contains a brief description of the emerging factual elements. In some cases, the same incident may involve the violation of a number of the
rights set out.

The report examines potential breaches of the rights to a fair trial, to an effective remedy and to a defence; the right to a private and family life; the rights to freedom of thought and belief; the rights to freedom of expression, opinion and the receipt and communication of information and ideas; and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly."

Produced by: Irídia Novact, Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya, lafede.cat, Grup de periodistes Ramon Barnils. Report (in Spanish): Septiembre 2017 (pdf) "VIOLACIÓN DE DERECHOS CIVILES Y POLÍTICOS."

See also: UN rights experts criticise Spanish efforts to block Catalan vote (Guardian, link)

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