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Should politicians be prosecuted for statements made in the exercise of their mandate?

Amendment No. 7 | Doc. 15307 | 18 June 2021

Committee
Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
Origin
2021 - Third part-session
In the draft resolution, replace paragraph 9.3.1 with the following paragraph:

"reform the criminal provisions on rebellion and sedition; as regards specifically the crime of sedition, update and restrict its definition in such a way that it avoids disproportionate sanctions, especially for the case of non-violent expressions of dissent;"

Explanatory note

The provisions on rebellion and sedition in Spain’s criminal code are based on a wide and outdated definition. In comparison with other legal systems, the sanctions are disproportionately harsh and potentially breach the right to protest and express different ideas and political projects. The amendment aims to address such shortcomings.