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Statement

Spain : Commissioner concerned about adoption of amendment to the Aliens Act

13/03/2015 Strasbourg
Yesterday’s adoption by the Senate of the amendment to Spain’s Aliens Act falls short of providing clear guarantees against refoulement and collective expulsions, and of establishing adequate...
Visit to Spain

Spain: Legislation and practice on immigration and asylum must adhere to human rights standards

16/01/2015 Madrid
“The proposed amendments to the Aliens Act aimed at legalising push-backs of migrants arriving in Ceuta and Melilla currently discussed in Spain are in clear breach of human rights law. The Spanish...

Spain cannot legalise what is illegal

Huffington Post Spain, 10/12/2014 The proposal to legalise automatic collective expulsions of migrants arriving in Ceuta and Melilla is wrong and unlawful under international law. Such a move would...

Austerity measures weaken human rights protection in Spain

[Strasbourg, 09/10/2013] - "Cuts in social, health and educational budgets have led to a worrying growth of family poverty in Spain. This has had a particularly negative impact on the enjoyment of...

Spain: Human rights need particular protection in times of economic crisis and austerity budgets

[07/06/2013 15:00] "All efforts should be made by the Spanish authorities to assess and limit the negative impact of budgetary cuts on the most vulnerable groups, in particular children and persons...

Letter to the Minister of Health, Social Policy and Equality of Spain

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Ms Leire Pajin, Minister of Health, Social Policy and Equality of Spain CommDH(2011)19 / 1 juin 2011 Reply of the Minister of...

Report on visit to Spain (2005)

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Spain (10-19 March 2005) CommDH(2005)8 / 09 November 2005 CommDH(2005)8 / 09 November 2005 (in Spanish)

Report on visit to Spain and Basque Country (2001)

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Spain and the Basque Country (5-8 February 2001) CommDH(2001)2 / 09 March 2001 CommDH(2001)2 / 09 March 2001 ( in...