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.

Spain: New Parliamentary Assembly President Pedro Agramunt sets out priorities

The fight against international terrorism, Europe’s refugee crisis, ‘frozen conflicts’ and the chalenge of populism have been targetted by the new assembly president.

Spain: Regional and minority language-users face “significant problems”

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has now issued six recommendations to the Spanish authorities on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

Spain: Court rejects police trade union protest at strike ban

The court declared that the more stringent requirements imposed on “law-enforcement agents,” on account of the fact that they were armed and of the need for them to provide an uninterrupted service, justified the ban on strike action in so far as public safety and the prevention of disorder were at stake.