Spain: submission to UN Human Rights Council on threats to freedom of expression


The ECPMF and Article 19  have made a Universal Periodic Review submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation of freedom of expression in Spain for the 35th Session of the Working Group in January 2020.

The submission raises our concerns for freedom of expression in Spain. In particular we raise issues relating to legislative restrictions on freedom of expression and their implementation, including:


  • “Lèse majesté”
  • “Insult” of the State, public bodies and State symbols
  • “Insult” of persons

Insulting religious feelings

Terrorism offences

  • Incitement and glorification of terrorism

Hate speech

Read the entire submission here.

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