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  • Grenada
  • Discrimination

Amnesty International assessment of the implementation by states of previous UPR recommendations: 21st session of the UPR Working Group, January 2015

The key value of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) lies in its potential to contribute to tangible improvements in the situation of human rights in the countries under review. The focus of all participating states should therefore be on implementation. In this document, Amnesty International provides an overview of the state of implementation of some of the key recommendations made in the previous reviews, in 2010, of the following five states: Grenada, Guyana, Kenya, Turkey, and Spain.

Date:
19 November 2014
Ref:
IOR 41/040/2014
  • Research
  • Spain
  • Discrimination

Spain: Current human rights concerns and a setback in the struggle against impunity: Amnesty International submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, January 2015

In this report, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations Spain accepted in its previous UPR review. The organization raises concerns about the lack of codification in Spanish law of several crimes under international law, the adoption of security measures, restrictions to the rights to freedom of expression and assembly, universal jurisdiction in Spain and a recently-proposed abortion bill.

Date:
15 June 2014
Ref:
EUR 41/003/2014
  • Research
  • Spain
  • Discrimination

Spain: The right to protest under threat

In Spain, the economic crisis, austerity measures and cuts in basic social services have led thousands of people to take to the streets. Despite the peaceful nature of the majority of demonstrations, there were reports of excessive use of force and ill-treatment by police, an increase in the number of fines being issued for participating in protests and abuses by law enforcement officials against journalists reporting on the rallies.

Date:
24 April 2014
Ref:
EUR 41/001/2014
  • Campaigns
  • Spain
  • Refugees

Spain: Torture risk for dissident if extradited

Aleksandr Pavlov, 37, is detained in the Spanish capital, Madrid. The Spanish authorities are considering extraditing him to Kazakhstan. Amnesty International believes that he must not be extradited or transferred to Kazakhstan, as there he would be at a real risk of torture or other ill-treatment, and unfair trial, due to his links with the Kazakhstani opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Date:
25 July 2013
Ref:
EUR 41/002/2013
  • Research
  • Belgium
  • Children

Europe: Choice and prejudice: Discrimination against Muslims in Europe

Muslims across Europe belong to many different ethnic groups and follow diverse cultural, religious or traditional practices. They are discriminated against for different reasons, including their religion or belief, ethnicity and gender. This report highlights discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief and illustrates some of its consequences. Restrictive dress-code policies and legislation are enforced in several states.

Date:
24 April 2012
Ref:
EUR 01/001/2012
  • Research
  • Belgium
  • Children

Europe: Choice and prejudice: a summary: Discrimination against Muslims in Europe

Muslims across Europe belong to many different ethnic groups and follow diverse cultural, religious or traditional practices. They are discriminated against for different reasons, including their religion or belief, ethnicity and gender. This is the summary of a report which highlights discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief and illustrates some of its consequences.

Date:
24 April 2012
Ref:
EUR 01/002/2012
  • News
  • Belgium
  • Discrimination

Muslims discriminated against for demonstrating their faith

European governments must do more to challenge the negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims fuelling discrimination especially in education and employment, a new report by Amnesty International reveals today. “Muslim women are being denied jobs and girls prevented from attending regular classes just because they wear traditional forms of dress, such as the headscarf. Men can be dismissed for wearing beards associated with Islam,” said Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination.

Date:
23 April 2012
  • Campaigns
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Detention

Diary of a high-level mission: the Secretary General visits Spain

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General There are many elements to my role as Secretary General of Amnesty International and a vital one is to meet with senior public figures around the world. So from the UN’s Ban Ki-moon to government ministers around the world – my trips overseas are often about pushing a human rights issue at a high level. This week I’m in Spain and it’s a privilege in this job to be able on the one hand to talk to a victim of a human rights violation during the Franco era, then move on to raise that very issue with the people now in charge.

Date:
12 March 2012
  • Research
  • Spain
  • Discrimination

Spain: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 48th session, May 2012

In this briefing to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Amnesty International provides information on and raises concerns in relation to Spain’s implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In particular, it focuses on the enforceability of economic, social and cultural rights in Spain, the prohibition of discrimination, protection and assistance to the family in respect of gender violence, right to adequate housing, right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and right to education.

Date:
1 March 2012
Ref:
EUR 41/005/2012
  • Research
  • Spain
  • Refugees

Spain: Stop racism, not people: Racial profiling and immigration control in Spain

Police in Spain target people belonging to ethnic minorities for identity checks. People who are not "European-looking" can be stopped several times a day to have their papers checked on the pretext of "migration control". The Spanish authorities deny that racial profiling takes place. This report, however, documents the common practice of discriminatory identity checks and records people's direct experience of them.

Date:
14 December 2011
Ref:
EUR 41/011/2011
  • News
  • Spain
  • Discrimination

Spain: Discrimination condoned by the authorities

The Spanish authorities must stop the practice of police selecting individuals for identity checks based on their ethnic or racial characteristics, Amnesty International said in a report published today. Stop racism, not people: Racial profiling and immigration control in Spain, exposes the real extent of identity checks by police based on ethnic and racial characteristics and the consequences for ethnic minorities.

Date:
13 December 2011