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The Human Rights Status in Catalonia

  • Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 102B (map)

Now a year and a half removed from Catalonia’s independence referendum on October 1, 2017 (declared illegal by Spain’s Constitutional Court), the Catalan Ombudsman Rafael Ribó believes it is important to reflect critically on the Spanish state’s political and legal reaction to those events as it pertains to fundamental rights. As part of this effort, Mr. Ribó’s office recently published three extensive reports on the issues, including the violence perpetrated by security forces during the referendum, and the subsequent concerns about proscription of rights, such as expression, assembly, and the rights to political participation and representation.

Join Rafael Ribó, the Catalan Ombudsman and European President of the International Ombudsman Institute, for a timely discussion of people’s rights to political participation and a fair trial in contemporary democracy.

Earlier Event: April 17
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Later Event: April 18
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