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Appeal lodged in Supreme Court against shelving of Tibet case; PM Rajoy visits China – Sept 24, 2014

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Appeal lodged in Supreme Court against shelving of Tibet case; PM Rajoy visits China – Sept 24, 2014

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CAT (Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet) 24th September 2014 The CAT lodges an appeal at the Supreme Court against the shelving of the Tibet case. Spanish PM Rajoy visits China after completing his homework of annulling the Tibet case, dismantling universal justice in Spain, and ensuring a place on the U.N. […]

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Spain’s Constitutional Court agrees to investigate Socialists’ appeal against Universal Jurisdiction law reform – Jul 23, 2014

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Spain’s Constitutional Court agrees to investigate Socialists’ appeal against Universal Jurisdiction law reform – Jul 23, 2014

The Spanish Constitutional Court admits and will investigate the appeal of the 50 socialist members of Parliament against the reform of the Universal Jurisdiction Law, July 23, 2014 http://www.elmundo.es/espana/2014/07/23/53cfcfe022601d6b668b4592.html (Spanish language)

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Spanish Groups to Push Case Against Chinese Leaders Action in Tibet – RFA, July 17, 2014

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Spanish Groups to Push Case Against Chinese Leaders Action in Tibet – RFA, July 17, 2014

The director of a Spanish-based Tibet support group CAT has vowed to appeal a court decision quashing international arrest warrants issued for Chinese leaders accused of crimes in Tibet, calling the court’s move a result of “blatant and shameful” capitulation to pressure from Beijing. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/pursue-07172014132445.html

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China hails Spanish Court’s Decision to Drop Tibet Case – Jun 24, 2014

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China hails Spanish Court’s Decision to Drop Tibet Case – Jun 24, 2014

CHINA HAILS SPANISH COURT´S DECISION TO DROP TIBET CASE Beijing, Jun 24 (EFE). Chinese authorities thanked the Spanish government Tuesday for its “efforts” in improving bilateral relations a day after Spain’s National Court shelved the prosecution of Chinese former senior officials for repression in Tibet. http://www.vidalatinasd.com/news/2014/jun/24/china-hails-spanish-courts-decision-to-drop-tibet/

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Spain’s National Court Votes to Shelve Tibet Case – Jun 23, 2014

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Spain’s National Court Votes to Shelve Tibet Case – Jun 23, 2014

After bringing in new legislation, and after a close vote, Spain’s National Court voted 9 to 7 to close the Tibet universal jurisdiction case that accuses ex-Chinese leaders of serious international crimes, including genocide of the Tibetan people. http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/audiencia-nacional-archiva-causa-investigaba-genocidio-tibet-3324853

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Spanish Parliamentarians make formal appeal against ‘unconstitutional’ change in law following Tibet lawsuits – June 13, 2014

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Spanish Parliamentarians make formal appeal against ‘unconstitutional’ change in law following Tibet lawsuits – June 13, 2014

International Campaign for Tibet report on June 13, 2014 Spanish Parliamentarians issued an appeal today to the Constitutional Court in Madrid, declaring that a change in Spanish law in response to Chinese pressure over two Tibet lawsuits was illegal and unconstitutional. – See more at: http://www.savetibet.org/spanish-parliamentarians-make-formal-appeal-against-unconstitutional-change-in-law-following-tibet-lawsuits/

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Letter from leading UK lawyers and advocates to Spanish Socialists urging them to appeal reforms of Spain’s universal jurisdiction laws – Mar 21, 2014

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Letter from leading UK lawyers and advocates to Spanish Socialists urging them to appeal reforms of Spain’s universal jurisdiction laws – Mar 21, 2014

In the context of Spain’s leading party making sweeping and damaging changes to universal jurisdiction laws in Spain, lawyers and advocates from the  UK’s Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Garden Court Chambers, Red Lion Chambers ad Doughty Street joined together in a letter to urge the Spanish Socialists to “maintain the strongest […]

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Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for China’s former President, Prime Minister

Filed in Legal news, Uncategorized, Universal jurisdiction by on February 13, 2014
Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for China’s former President, Prime Minister

By Al Goodman, CNN February 12, 2014 — Updated 0924 GMT (1724 HKT) Madrid (CNN) — A Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants Monday for China’s former President Jiang Zemin and former Prime Minister Li Peng for alleged genocide against the people of Tibet, Spain’s National Court in Madrid said. The warrants against them and […]

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Sign this petition asking Spain’s PM to stand up for the rule of law!

Filed in Universal jurisdiction by on February 3, 2014
Sign this petition asking Spain’s PM to stand up for the rule of law!

Tibet’s strongest bid for justice – an international legal case against prominent Chinese leaders – is at real risk of being thwarted by the Chinese Government through political pressure. Please sign this petition to keep the case safe: http://bit.ly/TJC_SpanishTibetCase The case is in the Spanish High Court, and accuses Chinese leaders – including recent ex-President […]

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Spain forces an express reform to prevent arrest of Chinese leaders for Tibet

Filed in Legal news, Universal jurisdiction by on February 3, 2014
Spain forces an express reform to prevent arrest of Chinese leaders for Tibet

El País, 23rd January 2014 (Front Cover story) SPAIN FORCES AN EXPRESS REFORM TO DROP THE LAWSUIT AGAINST CHINESE LEADERSHIP* THE POPULAR PARTY (PP) PRESENTS A BILL LIMITING UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION MADRID WISHES TO AVOID CONFLICT CAUSED BY AN INVESTIGATION INTO GENOCID *Translation by the Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet (CAT). Original Spanish here – http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2014/01/22/actualidad/1390418719_906409.html […]

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