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On April 23, the Council of Ministers approved an agreement creating three study and technical commissions already foreseen in Law 20/2022, of October 19, on Democratic Memory. The creation of each of these commissions was contemplated in the twelfth, fifteenth and sixteenth additional provisions of the Law. In the twelfth additional provision, the establishment of...

In the last months, in the Valencian Community and in Aragon and Castilla y León, the so-called "Laws of Concord" have been proposed. These legislative measures, to which FIBGAR opposes, constitute a violation of democratic values, as well as a setback of what has been achieved with difficulty by the Spanish society. The approval of just...

The potential of universal jurisdiction remains untapped, although a positive trend stands out. This is what the 2024 edition of the Universal Jurisdiction Annual Report prepared by TRIAL International, in collaboration with Civitas Maxima, the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the International Federation for Human Rights...

On the 16th of April 2024, the DIRECTIVE (EU) 2024/1069 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 April 2024 on protecting persons who engage in public participation from manifestly unfounded claims or abusive court proceedings (‘Strategic lawsuits against public participation") has finally been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Directive...

Today the Committee of Ministers finally of the Council of Europe (CoE) adopted the Recommendation CM/Rec(2024)2 on countering the use of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). Despite not being legally binding on Council of Europe members, it will significantly influence norms across 46 nations. It calls on member states to devise comprehensive and effective strategies...

In the digital and global landscape in which we find ourselves today, freedom of expression and information face unprecedented challenges that require critical attention and thoughtful action. These issues were the central focus of our first online seminar "Freedom of expression and information in the spotlight" of the project "Voices - Civil society voices for...

In a global context where environmental awareness and care for the environment are at the top of political agendas, last Tuesday marked a significant milestone for Europe with the approval of a new regulation that increases the number of environmental offenses under European Union criminal law. The urgency of protecting our planet from highly damaging practices...