Projets - 26 July 2011

en - NGOs applaud the efforts of Parliament

July 14, 2011
Spain: NGOs applaud the efforts of Parliament
to protect victims
gender-based violence and trafficking
Madrid .- Amnesty International and the Spanish Network Against Trafficking in Persons
appreciates the efforts of the Spanish Parliament is doing to
protect women illegal immigrants are victims of violence
gender or treatment. "With today’s passage of the reform of the articles on the
protection of victims of gender violence and human trafficking law
Aliens, the Spanish government moves forward to eliminate the obstacles
are finding these victims to enjoy effective protection when
found illegally in our country, "said Virginia Alvarez
Head of Policy within Amnesty International Spain.
July 14 Today the Parliament has unanimously approved the amendment of Law
No. 4 / 2000 of 11 January on Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in
Spain and their Social Integration, which regulates the entry and stay of foreigners
extra community in Spain. This reform affects articles 31 bis and 59 bis,
improve the protection of women illegal immigrants subject to
domestic violence and victims of trafficking, respectively.
Improvements include the law
In relation to gender violence
• No cases of expulsion shall be brought for illegal residence in Spain
when a woman makes a complaint of domestic violence.
• If the woman before undergoing gender violence, had initiated the
record will be suspended pending an investigation into the complaint.
• They also protect children and other dependents of women
victims of domestic violence by granting a residence permit and
work until the case is resolved.
"To date, foreign women victims in an irregular situation
of domestic violence were under threat of being open a
to deportation if they had a complaint at the station. This element
has often been highly discouraging. We can not forget the high
percentage of foreign women victims of gender violence, focusing only
in the numbers of women killed by their former partners in 2010, the total of 73, 27
were foreign women, "said Virginia Alvarez.
In relation to victims of trafficking
• No open disciplinary proceedings or during the identification phase
victims, nor during the recovery and reflection, in which
they can decide whether to cooperate in the investigation of crime and the
criminal proceedings. The files it will cripple this
period.
• They also protect the children are minors or disabled
who are in Spain at the time of identification, providing
residence permit and work permit in the case of children
over 16 years.
• After a period of reflection, the government must make a
assessment of the personal situation of each victim, prior to
initiate any procedure for removal.
Concerns of the organizations
Despite improvements including the new reform in relation to violence
gender, Amnesty International is warning that immigration control is
For human rights worldwide
Nobel Peace Prize 1977. Declared a public utility Agreement (July 31, 1981 Ministers Council)
Page 2 of 2
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Spanish Section
C / Fernando VI, 8, 1 Left
28004 MADRID
T: +34 913 101 277
M: +34 630 746 802
F: +34 913 195 334
E: info@es.amnesty.org
W: www.es.amnesty.org
having more weight than the protection of human rights of victims. "The
initiate expulsion proceedings were postponed, but will reach the end of the process "
Virginia Alvarez said. "Amnesty International in these cases the control
migration should be relegated to the background, since in many cases these
Women face prejudices about the veracity of his claims, and
difficult to prove domestic violence sufferers. This does not mean
that the allegations are false and yet they can leave them unprotected. "
And in relation to victims of trafficking, the Spanish Network Against Trafficking
People, it belongs to Amnesty International together with 20 other organizations,
regrets that the modifications to protect these victims are collected only in
the Aliens Act. "It is necessary that the Spanish state meets the
obligations to prevent and prosecute this crime, but mostly it is essential
protecting and treating victims. The improvements are a step, but should
Spanish legislative framework to incorporate the provisions in both the Convention against Trafficking
People of the Council of Europe and the recently approved European Directive, "
Marta says González, Coordinator of Project Hope.
Currently the Government is developing the Framework Protocol for the
coordination between authorities and civil society entities
to identify and assist victims of trafficking in human beings. NGOs Network
have demanded a participatory process in their development, as the State
Spanish pledged to ratify the European Convention against Trafficking.
"There is still much to do. You must also ensure that these victims
processes have access to international protection as asylum and
importantly, establish mechanisms to identify them
properly, and receive support and information about your
rights, "said Virginia Alvarez.
The Network regrets that the recent Second Report on the Status of Comprehensive Plan
Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation by
second consecutive year the Government has still not provide data protection
victims. "We know that the police have identified during the 2010-1643 victims
but it is unclear what protection have been obtained, or what was their fate, "says
Viviana Weisman Director of Women’s Link Worldwide.
Support this statement
Network member agencies: AIETI (Association for Research and Study Topics
Ibero), CEAR, CONFER, White Cross Foundation, Foundation IEPALA (Instituto de Estudios
Political Latin America and Africa), Doctors of the World, Women in Conflict Zone, Project
Hope, Land of Men, Women’s Link Worldwide, Cantabrian Network Against Trafficking and Xarxa
Catalana.
Network Associates: UNHCR, Amnesty International, Caritas, Red Cross.
Organizations that fight domestic violence: World Gifts Marxa Valencia.,
Young Women’s Federation.
/ / / END
Press office of the Spanish Section of Amnesty International
Manuel López Carmen Sobrino or
Tel, 91 77 or 310 12 630 746 802
Documents and press releases
www.es.amnesty.org

July 14, 2011
Spain: NGOs applaud the efforts of Parliament
to protect victims
gender-based violence and trafficking
Madrid .- Amnesty International and the Spanish Network Against Trafficking in Persons
appreciates the efforts of the Spanish Parliament is doing to
protect women illegal immigrants are victims of violence
gender or treatment. "With today’s passage of the reform of the articles on the
protection of victims of gender violence and human trafficking law
Aliens, the Spanish government moves forward to eliminate the obstacles
are finding these victims to enjoy effective protection when
found illegally in our country, "said Virginia Alvarez
Head of Policy within Amnesty International Spain.
July 14 Today the Parliament has unanimously approved the amendment of Law
No. 4 / 2000 of 11 January on Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in
Spain and their Social Integration, which regulates the entry and stay of foreigners
extra community in Spain. This reform affects articles 31 bis and 59 bis,
improve the protection of women illegal immigrants subject to
domestic violence and victims of trafficking, respectively.
Improvements include the law
In relation to gender violence
• No cases of expulsion shall be brought for illegal residence in Spain
when a woman makes a complaint of domestic violence.
• If the woman before undergoing gender violence, had initiated the
record will be suspended pending an investigation into the complaint.
• They also protect children and other dependents of women
victims of domestic violence by granting a residence permit and
work until the case is resolved.
"To date, foreign women victims in an irregular situation
of domestic violence were under threat of being open a
to deportation if they had a complaint at the station. This element
has often been highly discouraging. We can not forget the high
percentage of foreign women victims of gender violence, focusing only
in the numbers of women killed by their former partners in 2010, the total of 73, 27
were foreign women, "said Virginia Alvarez.
In relation to victims of trafficking
• No open disciplinary proceedings or during the identification phase
victims, nor during the recovery and reflection, in which
they can decide whether to cooperate in the investigation of crime and the
criminal proceedings. The files it will cripple this
period.
• They also protect the children are minors or disabled
who are in Spain at the time of identification, providing
residence permit and work permit in the case of children
over 16 years.
• After a period of reflection, the government must make a
assessment of the personal situation of each victim, prior to
initiate any procedure for removal.
Concerns of the organizations
Despite improvements including the new reform in relation to violence
gender, Amnesty International is warning that immigration control is
For human rights worldwide
Nobel Peace Prize 1977. Declared a public utility Agreement (July 31, 1981 Ministers Council)
Page 2 of 2
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Spanish Section
C / Fernando VI, 8, 1 Left
28004 MADRID
T: +34 913 101 277
M: +34 630 746 802
F: +34 913 195 334
E: info@es.amnesty.org
W: www.es.amnesty.org
having more weight than the protection of human rights of victims. "The
initiate expulsion proceedings were postponed, but will reach the end of the process "
Virginia Alvarez said. "Amnesty International in these cases the control
migration should be relegated to the background, since in many cases these
Women face prejudices about the veracity of his claims, and
difficult to prove domestic violence sufferers. This does not mean
that the allegations are false and yet they can leave them unprotected. "
And in relation to victims of trafficking, the Spanish Network Against Trafficking
People, it belongs to Amnesty International together with 20 other organizations,
regrets that the modifications to protect these victims are collected only in
the Aliens Act. "It is necessary that the Spanish state meets the
obligations to prevent and prosecute this crime, but mostly it is essential
protecting and treating victims. The improvements are a step, but should
Spanish legislative framework to incorporate the provisions in both the Convention against Trafficking
People of the Council of Europe and the recently approved European Directive, "
Marta says González, Coordinator of Project Hope.
Currently the Government is developing the Framework Protocol for the
coordination between authorities and civil society entities
to identify and assist victims of trafficking in human beings. NGOs Network
have demanded a participatory process in their development, as the State
Spanish pledged to ratify the European Convention against Trafficking.
"There is still much to do. You must also ensure that these victims
processes have access to international protection as asylum and
importantly, establish mechanisms to identify them
properly, and receive support and information about your
rights, "said Virginia Alvarez.
The Network regrets that the recent Second Report on the Status of Comprehensive Plan
Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation by
second consecutive year the Government has still not provide data protection
victims. "We know that the police have identified during the 2010-1643 victims
but it is unclear what protection have been obtained, or what was their fate, "says
Viviana Weisman Director of Women’s Link Worldwide.
Support this statement
Network member agencies: AIETI (Association for Research and Study Topics
Ibero), CEAR, CONFER, White Cross Foundation, Foundation IEPALA (Instituto de Estudios
Political Latin America and Africa), Doctors of the World, Women in Conflict Zone, Project
Hope, Land of Men, Women’s Link Worldwide, Cantabrian Network Against Trafficking and Xarxa
Catalana.
Network Associates: UNHCR, Amnesty International, Caritas, Red Cross.
Organizations that fight domestic violence: World Gifts Marxa Valencia.,
Young Women’s Federation.
/ / / END
Press office of the Spanish Section of Amnesty International
Manuel López Carmen Sobrino or
Tel, 91 77 or 310 12 630 746 802
Documents and press releases
www.es.amnesty.org