Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya (IDHC) – Catalan referendum, IDHC reacts against the escalation of police violence

As the date of the referendum of Catalan self-determination approached, our member association, the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia (IDHC), published a manifesto condemning “the repressive response of the Spanish government to prevent the referendum from taking place”. In collaboration with other entities, the IDHC launched the #Somdefensores campaign, which

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Spain commits to meliorate its Human rights situation before the UN Human Rights Council, without taking into account all its recommendations

25 July 2015 – The UN Human Rights Council adopted on June 25 its final report ending the second universal periodic review mechanism involving Spain. The Council issued 198 recommendations to meliorate the Human Rights situation on the Spanish soil, but the Iberian Peninsula only accepted to implement 169: 20 alarming and strongly mediatized situations of human rights’ violations go out of the window.

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