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Health care workers lacked adequate personal protective equipment at the beginning of the pandemic. COVID-19 deaths among older people were disproportionate. Police officers issued more than one million fines and subjected some individuals to arbitrary punishments for COVID-19 lockdown breaches....
Spain Discrimination

Spain: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (85th session, 8-26 May 2023) by The European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion

The European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion presents this submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in advance of the review of Spain’s ninth periodic report on measures taken to implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of...
Europe and Central Asia Asylum

Morocco: “They beat him in the head, to check if he was dead”: Evidence of crimes under international law by Morocco and Spain at the Melilla border

On 24 June 2022, the deadliest incident ever recorded at the Melilla border between Morocco and Spain left at least 37 Black people dead and 77 more missing. The victims, refugees and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa seeking safety, were met with prolonged and unlawful use of force by Moroccan and...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Asylum

Europe: Pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants and refugees – Amnesty International Submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, February 2021

In response to the questionnaire of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on “pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants”, this document provides Amnesty International’s input on select patterns of pushbacks of migrants and refugees in Europe with a focus...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Spain: The authorities must fulfil their commitments and take measures to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly – Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Spain

The UN Human Rights Council approved the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Spain on 16 July 2020, at its 44th session. This statement has been submitted by Amnesty International in relation to the outcome prior to the adoption of the review report. The organization also contributed to the...