15 social entities, including non-profit organisation Pueblo Unidos-SJM, have presented a report on the violation of rights in the international protection and reception system of the Spanish state in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations.
In January 2020, the human rights situation in Spain will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a procedure that is carried out every five years to review the 193 member countries.
For this review, the United Nations has received reports from each of the participating states, information collected through different UN bodies and procedures, and the contributions of national human rights institutions and civil society organisations.
15 organisations that protect the rights of migrants and refugees, have joined together in the PlatRefugio platform to present this information to the Report on the Situation of Human Rights in the International Protection and Reception System of the Spanish State. It includes violations that occur throughout the process of applying for international protection in Spain, from the moment you apply at the border or in Spanish territory, until the application is resolved.
This report is presented jointly as PlatRefugio by the following entities: ActívaT en Derechos Humanos, Andalucía Acoge, Asociación ELIN, Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España, CESAL, Diaconía, Federación SOS Racismo, Foro de abogad@s de izquierdas – Red de abogad@s demócratas, Fundación la Merced Migraciones, Irídia – Centro para la defensa de los Derechos Humanos, Movimiento por la Paz (MPDL), Pueblos Unidos – SJM, Provivienda, Red Acoge and Stop Mare Mortum.
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