New anti-torture report on Spain

Anti-torture experts want Spain to put an end to its “incommunicado detention regime,” to protect criminal suspects from the “intrinsic potential for ill-treatment” but national authorities claim the measure is needed “in the context of the fight against terrorism.”

Spain: Court backs migrants over ‘collective expulsion’ human rights complaint

The immediate return to Morocco of sub-Saharan migrants who were attempting to enter Spanish territory in Melilla amounted to a collective expulsion of foreign nationals, in breach of the convention.

Court rules against Spain over police seizure of child porn computer files

The case concerned the seizure of applicant Carlos Trabajo Rueda’s computer on the grounds that it contained child pornography material.

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.