Spanish justice

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

Choosing judges

Perhaps it would make more sense to choose those who give the orders rather than those who follow them

Spain’s Electoral Board prevents Puigdemont, Ponsatí, and Comín from running in European elections

The decision can be appealed before Spain’s Supreme and Constitutional courts

The Rosell case, a scandal which tarnishes the image of Spanish justice

It is reasonable to enquire whether Rosell's standing as president of Barça explains this outrage

European Court of Human Rights to consider appeal by Valtònyc, the rapper convicted of glorifying terrorism with his lyrics

The Mallorcan rap singer took his case against Spain to the European court for violating his freedom of expression

Observers? They can watch it on telly!

Spain’s Attorney General suggested that the international observers should follow the trial on TV

Spain’s Supreme Court before 1-O trial: "The right to vote in an unlawful consultation does not exist"

Court issues ruling that reduces 9-N sentence for Mas, Ortega and Rigau

Sànchez, Turull and Rull file new appeal with Spain’s Constitutional Court after fresh ECHR ruling

Strasbourg’s European Court of Human Rights has urged Turkey to release a Kurdish leader who was jailed two years ago

More than 120 law professors and lecturers reject the charges of rebellion and sedition against Catalonia’s political prisoners

The signatories denounce the "persistent attempts to equate the Process with the existence of violence”

Justice Marchena

I have been held in prison unjustly for more than 400 days. I will hold out as long as it takes, but they will not silence me.

"We’ll control the second chamber from behind the scenes": Cosidó’s text justifying the PP’s pact with the PSOE on the GCJ

The PP’s spokesperson in the Senate boasts of their control over the court following the changes to the judiciary

Who protects us from the judges?

How is it possible that the Spanish judicial system persecutes political dissidents?

Europe rules Otegi did not have fair trial in Spain

The Basque separatist leader and four more plaintiffs sued in Strasbourg the Spanish judges who had sent them to prison accusing them of lacking impartiality

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