UN High Commissioner asked to explore violations of rights in Catalonia
The Catalan Ombudsman says international authorities are worried about "the lack of investigations on what is going on" in the country, after meeting UN representative
The Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, asked the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to open an investigation into "violation of rights" in Catalonia. So detailed Ribó on Wednesday, after his meeting with the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, at the international organization headquarters in Geneva. After the meeting, the Catalan Ombudsman spoke to the press and noted that international authorities are worried about "the lack of investigations on what is going on" in Catalonia. In addition, he asked the UN Council of Human Rights to explore "violation of rights" in Spain.
In the meeting, the Catalan Ombudsman highlighted the "regression of rights" in Spain, mentioning examples that according to him violate freedom of speech and political participation. What's more, Ribó recalled that "thousands of people filed complaints" against the "violation" of rights in Spain. Therefore, he proposed that special rapporteurs visit Spain more often in order to explore what he considers to be a "violation of rights."