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The situation of the Catalan-speaking minority in Spain, according to the UN

Plataforma per la Llengua demands that the Spanish government comply with its international commitments after Fernand de Varennes warned of the situation of human rights violations suffered by minorities in Spain. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on National Minorities (UN), Mr. Fernand de Varennes, published his report on his analysis of the situation of minorities in the Spanish State in 2019.

The Catalan NGO considers the report of the UN Rapporteur to be a good picture of Spain because it clearly shows that minority discrimination is a structural problem. In this regard, Plataforma per la Llengua demands that the state recognizes the Catalan-speaking community as a minority, a fact that the Spanish Government has denied despite being explicitly requested to do so by the UN Rapporteur.