Council of Europe questions independence of Spain’s judiciary

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By ACN | Brussels  03/01/2018  12:30 

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe reviewed Spain’s efforts in the fight against corruption, in a report published today. The document assesses the level of compliance by the country in implementing recommendations made four and a half years ago to prevent and fight against corruption as regard MPs, judges, and prosecutors. While the published document highlights “the high quality of the judicial system and the Attorney General office in Spain,” it also refers to the need to carry out measures aimed at improving the independence of the judiciary.

Compliance as a whole was deemed still “globally unsatisfactory” by GRECO, as the organization considers that Spain has not fully put into action the eleven recommendations made by the group in 2013. Specifically, the report stated, seven have been partially implemented, while four have not been put into practice.


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