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Systematic violations of the right of detainees to spend as little time as possible in police custody

The Task Force of the Catalan Authority for the Prevention of Torture (OPCAT), headed by the Ombudsman Rafael Ribó, presented in Parliament the 2014 Annual Report. The report notes two overall weaknesses identified during the visits carried out without notice to centers and institutions that have custody of persons who, for various reasons, are deprived of freedom. In 2014 the number of visits was 82, compared to the 53 that were conducted in 2013, 36 in 2012 and 17 in 2011.
Annual report of the Catalan OPCAT
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The Ombudsman asks the authorities on employment to withdraw controversial sanctions to unemployed

The Ombudsman suggested to the Catalan Ministry of Enterprise and Employment to close the file on all disciplinary proceedings initiated by the Catalan Employment Service to people receiving unemployment benefits for failure to renew the demand for occupation from 24 May and August 3, 2013. The Ombudsman intervened in the case following a complaint filed by the union UGT.
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Equity in the price of school meals for disabled students

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The Catalan Ministry of Education has accepted a recommendation reiterated for years by the Catalan Ombudsman regarding to the legal guarantees for students with special educational needs enrolled in mainstream schools when access to school meal service on equal opportunities. This regulation resolves numerous complaints received by the Ombudsman on students required to bear the cost of educators to support.
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The European Ombudsman brings the Castor case to the European Commission

The European Ombudsman, Emilly O'Reilly, informed the Catalan Ombudsman that the report on the Castor Project had been delivered to the Secretary General of the European Commission. This was one of the recommendations included in the report in order to use all available legal tools so that the Royal Decree Law is suspended. The Royal Decree Law 13/2014 passed by Spanish Government could violate the EU Founding Treaty regarding State aids.
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