Spain: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Eighth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, May 2010
In this submission, Amnesty International provides information as stipulated in the General Guidelines for the Preparation of Information under the Universal Periodic Review. Amnesty International raises concerns about national legislation on torture, incommunicado detention, universal jurisdiction, and enforced disappearances. The submission also highlights Amnesty International’s concerns in relation to ill-treatment by, and impunity for, law enforcement officials; the rights of asylum-seekers; refoulement; gender-based violence; investigation of enforced disappearances and mass graves pertaining to the Spanish civil war and dictatorship period; and Spanish involvement in unlawful detentions at Guantánamo Bay.
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