April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Senate of Brazil on Tuesday passed a bill that puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in the country. The law also eliminates Internet service providers' liability for content published by their users and requires providers to remove offensive materials following ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Cortes Generales, the bicameral parliament of Spain, on Thursday rejected a proposed referendum that would have allowed the Catalonia region to vote on whether the autonomous community should become an independent state or remain a part of Spain. The referendum, scheduled for November 9, 2014 ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday urged the Spanish government to reverse its decision to extradite Alexsandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan. Pavlov, an associate of opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, whose extradition was originally ordered in January by a French court, has been detained by Spanish ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Spain's Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that will diminish the powers of Spanish courts to pursue cases of genocide and other crimes against humanity committed abroad. The bill includes a clause to halt current investigations, including the arrest warrants issued on Monday for several former ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Spanish Judge Ismael Moreno issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese officials Monday, including retired president Jiang Zemin and former prime minister Li Peng as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged genocide by China against Tibet. Though the warrants were ...[read more]
February 5, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN international expert on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff on Wednesday, urged Spanish authorities to trust their democracy and "not postpone measures for justice, truth and reparation for the victims of human rights violations" committed during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
UN independent human rights expert Francois Crepeau on Friday urged the Spanish government to reverse its decision to extradite Alexsandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan. Pavlov, an associate of opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, whose extradition was ordered Thursday by a French court, has been detained by ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Max Slater
Spain's government approved draft legislation on Friday that would impose a fine of ?30,000 (USD $40,800) for offenses such as insulting the government, burning the flag or protesting parliament without prior approval. It also sets stiff penalties for demonstrations that challenge the electora... ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Spain's ruling People's party on Thursday introduced strict new laws against public protests, which would impose fines on activists who take part in unauthorized protests. The legislation also prohibits publishing images of police, interrupting public events, possessing illegal drugs, vandalizing ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Spanish National Court issued arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other Chinese officials on Tuesday, including former prime minister Li Peng, former security and police chief Qiao Shi, Chen Kuiyan, a former Communist Party official in Tibet, and Pen Pelyun, ex- ...[read more]

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