Under Suspicion: The Impact of Discriminatory Policing in Spain
Spain is a diverse country, but police disproportionately stop and search people based on their racial, ethnic, or religious appearance. Research shows that ethnic profiling has a profound and long-term impact on individuals' sense of belonging.
In this report, Open Society Justice Initiative and Rights International Spain present the personal stories and portraits of people who deal with this discrimination in their everyday lives. Hear the voices of people who know the pain of being singled out because of who they are—and of police officers who want things to change.
The individuals interviewed challenge fundamental ideas written in the Spanish Constitution that the country advocates for freedom, justice, equality, and political pluralism.
Survey Data Highlights Police Ethnic Bias in Spain
A new national survey released today in Madrid indicates that members of ethnic minorities in Spain are twice as likely to be stopped and checked by police than members of the majority population.
Reducing Ethnic Profiling in the European Union: A Handbook of Good Practices
The nearly 100 case studies gathered in this handbook show that efforts to address ethnic profiling can reduce discrimination, and enhance the overall quality and efficiency of law enforcement.
Report to U.N. Details Pervasive Ethnic Profiling in Spain
Spanish police are guilty of focusing identity checks and stops on people who “do not look Spanish,” according to a statement by an international human rights law group to the U.N’s top expert on racism and discrimination.