In Spain, Catalan leaders have been held in pre-trial detention since 2017, despite Amnesty's insistence on their immediate release. Our government is concerned about Poland and Hungary, but sees the situation in Catalonia as an internal Spanish issue. The members of the European Affairs Committee and the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lower House should be concerned about this.
Catalans in the Netherlands and Dutch (in Catalonia) and European citizens, concerned about the situation in Spain
That Catalan leaders have been in pre-trial detention since 2017 for baseless charges of rebellion;
That Amnesty, OMCT and Front Line Defenders are calling for their immediate release;
That Spain is in breach of Article 2 of the Treaty of Lisbon (respect for human rights);
That the Dutch government does not take an active position regarding the human rights violations in Spain, but does on the human rights in Poland and Hungary.
To do everything possible to ensure the release of the Catalan political prisoners.
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subtitled interview with Alfred de Zayas Alfred De Zayas legt in dit interview uit, wat er bezien vanuit internationale afspraken en mensenrechten mis is met het proces dat in Madrid op punt staat te beginnen. Hij roept iedereen op om ook de petitie te tekenen.
De Zayas doceert internationaal recht op de School of Diplomacy and International Relations in Genève, hij is expert op gebied van mensenrechten en internationaal recht en onafhankelijk expert voor de Verenigde Naties ter bevordering van een democratische en eerlijke internationale orde.
Alfred De Zayas explains in this interview what is wrong with the trial that is about to start in Madrid, in light of international treaties and human rights.
Hij calls upon all to sign the petition to the Dutch government to come to action.
De Zayas is professor of international law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, expert in the field of human rights and international law, UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order