28 April 2009
The Spanish concept of terrorism has evolved in a quite particular meaning. The identification of ETA (Basque Liberation Army) as the internal enemy has concentrated the use of every antiterrorist law and criminal justice agencies addressed to call a halt its activities. A number of criminal and procedural rules, police and prison regulations have been modified in Spain by following the antiterrorist philosophy.
27 April 2009
The Spanish State figures at international reports as one of the countries where torture persist, resulting in recommendations to eradicate or, at least, to minimize this practice. As such, the international organizations responsible for the protection of human rights denounce the lack of political will on the part of the Spanish Authorities (statutory, regional and local) to eradicate torture.
6 October 2008
The present work shows the genesis and development of the last peace process that took place in the Basque Country from March, 2007, in the frame of antiterrorist excepcionalism. The paper focus on the origins of the Basque conflict - outlining the history of the movement ETA- and in the influence that both the diverse actors and a part of the Spanish written press (the newspapers El País, El Mundo and Gara) have had in the development of the events.
26 April 2005
Iñaki Rivera is graduate in Law (University of Barcelona, 1985), Masters (1989) by the "Common Study Programme on Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology" of Cooperación Inter-Universitaria Europea (composed by six University Centers of the UE), with a Thesis dedicated to the examination of the Courts of Penitentiary Monitoring in Spain, written and defended in English before a Commission integrated by Professors Drs. Alessandro Baratta (University of Saarbrucken, Germany), Jock Young (Middlesex Polithecnic, United Kingdom) and Roberto Bergalli (University of Barcelona, Spain).
Esta primera aparición de Desafío(s) pretende iniciar una línea de investigación y análisis acerca de las relaciones (perversas) que se establecen entre el poder, todo poder allí donde se manifieste, y los derechos de los ciudadanos. Para ello, el presente volumen contiene diferentes contribuciones, todas las cuales fueron expuestas oralmente en el Seminario sobre Política Criminal de la Guerra que el Observatori del Sistema Penal i els Drets Humans (OSPDH) de la Universitat de Barcelona (UB) tuvo ocasión de organizar.