Jul 15, 2020

International Digital Roundtable: Civil and Political Liberties at Risk in Spain?

During the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain in January 2020, 22 member states expressed their concerns on the deterioration of the rights of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in the country since 2015.

On July 16, a follow up session of the UPR will take place, in the framework of the 44th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, where Spain will announce which of the recommendations are accepted and which ones rejected.

In order to raise awareness on this issue and its potential implications as a systemic threat for European Human Rights System, on Wednesday 15th of July, Assemblea, alongside the Society for Threatened Peoples and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), will be hosting an International Digital Roundtable on the deterioration of civil and political rights in Spain, especially against the Catalan minority and its pro-independence movement.

The event will count with the participation of the following speakers:

Clare Daly, Member of the European Parliament for Ireland (GUE-NGL)

Ralph Bunche, Lawyer and Secretary General of Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

Neus Torbisco, Professor of human rights in the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva

Presented and moderated by:

Adrià Alsina, Teaching Fellow in Global Communication, Central University of Catalonia (UVIC), and General Board member of Assemblea

The debate will be streamed live at 17h CET on Assemblea YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkf1nnGo6I9s8QJo1qlKYg and Facebook channels.