Spanish justice

European Court of Justice rules for Valtònyc

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) holds that the criminal code cannot be applied retroactively

Prosecutor also opposes Dolors Bassa’s prison leave to look after her mother

The Public Prosecutor claims it constitutes a “de-facto third grade”, as with the other political prisoners

Public Prosecutor appeals Jordi Cuixart's second prison leave, insists grassroots leader “shows no regret”

Cuixart will be unable to leave prison until the Provincial Court of Barcelona issues its final judgement

The eleven euros

They are looking to press charges of misuse of public funds against president Puigdemont’s chief of staff over a motorway toll payment

The judicialisation of the Catalan conflict is a major hurdle

We must be aware that the judiciary will attempt to wreck any talks between Catalonia and the State

Catalonia’s High Court launches new case against president Torra over banner hung in support of political prisoners and exiles

The court believes the Catalan leader might have committed a crime of disobedience when it took him over one week to have the banner removed in September last year

Nicolás García: "Sedition only makes sense as a way to punish dissent"

An interview with the Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha

UN cautions Spain against “excessive use” of police force, curtailing freedom

Venezuela asks the Spanish authorities to start “a constructive dialogue with the people of Catalonia”

Two CC judges slam Supreme Court’s decision to hold MP Jordi Sànchez on remand

Last week Spain’s Constitutional Court upheld the Supreme Court’s decisions taken during the pre-trial phase

Antoni Bassas’ analysis: “A political trial against the Catalan police force”

"On 17 August 2017, when Major Trapero reported to Rajoy, Puigdemont and Soraya, the Vice President was stunned: they’d acted like the police force of an independent country. A Mossos commander remarked: «One day they’ll make us pay for this». That day has come"

Spain’s Supreme Court ignores European justice by refusing to release Junqueras from prison and preventing him from being an MEP

According to Spain’s Supreme Court, the ERC leader is barred from office and has no parliamentary immunity

A victory for European values

The decision by the CJEU benefits not only Catalan independentists but all European citizens

AI: Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez must be released immediately, their conviction reversed

The NGO warns that the ruling in the case of the Catalan leaders threatens the right to peaceful protest but admits the trial was not “unfair”

A dangerous job

The job of president of Catalonia is a dangerous one

International Trial Watch denounces a "major violation" of rights during the trial of the Catalan leaders

ITW warns of the criminalization of the right to protest and criticizes the Spanish court for ignoring a UN report

Advocate General of the EU: former Catalan VP Oriol Junqueras should have been allowed to take MEP seat

The Advocate General argues that immunity stems from popular vote, not from constitutional oath

Belgian court releases former ministers Comín and Puig without bail while it considers the European Arrest Warrants

Both handed themselves in to the authorities yesterday at noon

UK police brands EAW against Ponsatí “disproportionate”, requests clarification from Spain

Spain’s Supreme Court, Ministry of the Interior point out Scottish court hasn’t reached a decision yet

Madrid plans to shut down websites without a court order

The Catalan government is considering an appeal with the Constitutional Court

The Spanish government threatens to act if Belgium refuses to hand over Puigdemont

VP Carmen Calvo: Spain won’t accept the Belgian court’s decision, if it rules not to hand over the former Catalan president

Double sentence

Aside from debasing the independence process, the ruling can’t resist the temptation to send out a warning to its supporters

Days that will mark the years to come

We are about to begin the week of the court ruling in an atmosphere of uncertainty and impending shock

When ordinary offences are considered terrorism

The 2015 reform of Spain’s criminal code brought in harsher penalties

Spain’s National Court refuses to probe link between Spanish intelligence and Barcelona attack mastermind

According to El País, the court is of the same opinion as the prosecutor's office and declines to request more information from the CNI or the directors of the prisons where he was held

Spain’s Public Prosecutor: the verdict in the case of the Catalan leaders will be announced before 12 October

During a lecture in Buenos Aires Javier Zaragoza stated that Germany’s justice made “a mistake” when it refused to hand over Carles Puigdemont

European Commission: Spain couldn’t request extradition of rap singer convicted for song lyrics

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU will publish the conclusions on the case on November 26

Global Spain: a finger-pointing campaign

A report by Global Spain goes as far as to suggest that Germany’s justice erred when they denied Puigdemont’s extradition

In Spain the rule of law is morphing into rule by the judges

The verdict in the case of the 2017 Catalan independence bid will be ready in early October

CIS poll: Spaniards doubt Supreme Court’s independence

Most PSOE, Podemos, Vox, ERC and JxCat voters do not trust Spain’s Supreme Court

Spain’s Supreme Court dismisses fresh appeal for release of Catalan political prisoners

The trial is over, yet the court argues that the prisoners still pose a flight risk and might reoffend if released

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