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PACE Side Event: Should politicians be prosecuted for statements made in the exercise of their mandate?

17/06/2021

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The Catalan Ombudsman is organizing an on-line side event to discuss on freedom of expression in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights

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On June 3, the Council of Europe's Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights approved the draft resolution entitled "Should politicians be prosecuted for statements made in the exercise of their mandate?". The draft calls on the Spanish authorities to reform the crimes of rebellion and sedition in order to avoid disproportionate penalties for non-violent transgressions or so that they cannot be interpreted as invalidating the decriminalization of the organization of illegal referendums of 2005.

In this context, the Catalan Ombudsman is organizing a parallel session to discuss on freedom of expression in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights, which will take place on June 21, at 1 pm, before the vote on the draft resolution in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, during the next plenary session.

The streaming will be available as for June 21, 2021 at 12:45 on the following link.

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