Anti-torture experts: Italy and Spain should strengthen air deportation safeguards

Two reports from the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publish its findings in respect of two return flights that it monitored: one from Rome to Lagos (Nigeria) on 17 December 2015 and the other from Madrid to Bogotá (Colombia) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on 18 February 2016.

New anti-corruption report on Spain

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) report reveals that Spain has failed to comply with 11 recommendations aimed at preventing graft.

Spain: Strasbourg court ruling in same-sex survivor pension rights row

The case concerned the applicant’s complaint of having been discriminated against on the ground of his sexual orientation in that he was denied a survivor’s pension following the death of his partner, with whom he had lived in a de facto marital relationship.

Spain: Judges reject complaint against court ban on Islamic headdress

The case concerned a lawyer (the applicant) who was asked by the president of a court to return to the area reserved for members of the public, on the ground that barristers appearing before the court could cover their heads only with the official cap (biretta).

Spain: Lawyer’s complaint returns Islamic clothing to human rights spotlight

A woman’s wish to wear her Muslim headscarf in court will return the issue of Islamic clothing to the human rights spotlight next week.