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Short Update: Spain restricts court activity to “essential services”

FairTrialsAdmin - March 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures

The judiciary has suspended court proceedings and postponed legal deadlines. While courts are required to remain open, unless ordered by the health authority for their jurisdiction, lawyers should only file motions and appeals for urgent cases. These are also required to be filed online.

Urgent cases are those that could cause “irreparable damage” and are deemed “essential services.” These include injunctions (such as those challenging a freezing of assets) and those related to search and seizure, and arrestees and suspects in pretrial detention. 

Suspects released on bail are no longer required to appear in court, according to the President of the High National Court. The Highest Court of Catalonia has also followed suit.

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