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Spain’s new government ends the exclusion of undocumented migrants from health care, an austerity measure adopted by the former government.
A sustained and coordinated fight by Spanish civil society and CESR obtained a promise from the new government to repeal a decree that deprived nearly one million the right to health.
Factsheet demonstrates how Spanish austerity disproportionately affects vulnerable populations.
Press release: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights calls for a more redistributive fiscal system that addresses rising economic and social inequalities
This statement is available in pdf format in EnglishEsta declaración está disponible en formato pdf en español
CESR and Spanish partners brief UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva on a decade of austerity in Spain
Press release: CESR and 35 Spanish organizations denounce government for failing to fulfill obligations guaranteeing economic, social and cultural rights.
Report denounces cuts depriving health, housing, work, sexual and reproductive health rights.
El informe denuncia los recortes que privan a la salud, la vivienda, el trabajo y los derechos de salud sexual y reproductiva.
Spain: Constitutional Court ruling on health service exclusion of undocumented migrants ignores human rights
Press release: CESR and its partners reiterate that Spain's health reform contravenes international human rights norms.
Press release: As Spain appears before the Human Rights Council, CESR and its partners affirm access to health care is still not guaranteed to migrants in the country.
Spain's failure to protect economic and social rights in times of economic crisis has come under stern criticism from other states at the Universal Periodic Review.
Factsheet illustrates how austerity is driving violations of economic and social rights in Spain (2015).
Joint statement: Amnesty International, CESR, Medicos del Mundo and Red Acoge have issued a joint statement denouncing Spain's non-compliance with its human rights obligations.
Press release: A new report from the European Committee on Social Rights finds Spain's legislation denying health care services to undocumented migrants to be regressive.
After five years of economic crisis and a series of austerity budgets that have served only to compound its problems, people in Spain are being pushed to the limits of resilience.
Some 150,000 immigrants have lost their right to public health services under the latest cost-cutting measures implemented in Spain.
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has echoed civil society demands in questioning the cuts made to social spending in response to the crisis.
News article: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) has issued an open letter urging governments to prioritize human rights in times of economic crisis.
Press release: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has echoed civil society demands in questioning the cuts made to social spending in response to the crisis.
Nota de prensa: El Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales de la ONU se hace eco de las demandas de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y cuestiona los recortes sociales.
UN submission: As Spain appeared before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the first time in eight years, CESR has presented two new documents in Geneva.
Spain is appearing before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the first time in eight years.
CESR has coordinated a parallel report which has been submitted to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) ahead of its 48th session in May 2012.
CESR has staged a major two-day seminar on economic and social rights monitoring in the Spanish capital Madrid.
As a fiscal compact among European leaders furthers prejudice against ESCR, CESR joins an open letter to Spain's Prime Minister.
CESR's joint submission with Observatori DESC on economic, social and cultural rights in Spain (2011).
Y el racismo institucional fomenta el racismo social contra los inmigrantes en España tanto como en la Unión Europea.