UN Demands Spain Move Toward Recovery and Reconciliation

July 31, 2014
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A protester holds a placard depicting victims of Francoism during a protest against crimes committed during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

A protester holds a placard depicting victims of Francoism during a protest in September 2013. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

A United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances released a report on Thursday giving Spain 90 days to provide “schedule indicating the measures that will be taken” in regard to a long list of recommendations.

The report comes on the heels of a fact-finding mission conducted last September.  It addresses a wide-range of concerns, including a state sanctioned process to help relatives find out what happened to their disappeared loved ones, and locate their remains.

The UN Working Group also reminded Spain it must comply with international law and the Declaration on the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which the country ratified in 2010.

Read full article in El País.

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