However, the local bar associations hold most of the regulatory powers. The CGAE is the body responsible for ordering th
USEFUL LINKS ORGANISATION
LAW GOVERNING BODIES Consejo General de la Abogacía Española National Bar Association
The National Bar Association is the Approved Regulator of the Bars of Spain. It represents the profession at a national level. It derives its authority from statute. However, the local bar associations hold most of the regulatory powers. The CGAE is the body responsible for ordering the professional practice of lawyers and safeguarding the prestige of the profession.
Website: www.cgae.es E: [email protected]
T: +34 (0)91 5232593 F: +34 (0)91 5327836 Paseo de Recoletos, 13 28004 Madrid
Languages: Spanish Local Bar Associations
In Spain, most of the regulatory powers on the legal profession is held by local bar associations.
Madrid : www.icam.es T: +34 (0)91 788 93 80 Calle Serrano, 9-11 28001 Madrid Barcelona : www.icab.cat T : +34 (0)934 96 18 80 Carrer de Mallorca, 283 Barcelona Alicante : www.icali.es T: +34 (0)965 14 51 80 Alberola 36, Bajo 03007 Alicante Malaga: www.icamalaga.es T: +34 (0)951 01 79 00 Paseo de la Farola, 13 29016 Malaga Gran Canaria: www.colegiodeabogadosdelaspalmas.com T: +34 (0)928 31 02 00 Plaza de San Agustín 3, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Balearic Islands : www.icaib.org T : +34 (0)971 88 37 04 Carrer de Pius XII, 7, 07300 Inca, Illes Balears
LEGAL ADVICE Inmate Assistance Bar)
The Inmate Legal Assistance Board, situated in Madrid is the focus point for all matters dealing with arrest, imprisonment and the review of complaints concerning inmates. Languages: Website in Spanish. No mention of other languages.
Legal Advice Service Board (Madrid Bar)
The Legal Advice Services Board works in partnership with lawyers and the residents of the province in order to ensure that people receive
Website: http://www.icam.es/web3/cache/NS_TO_cf_ald.html T: +34 (0)91 788 93 84 F: +34 (0)91 576 15 10 C/. Serrano, 9-11 28001 Madrid
E: [email protected]
T: +34 (0)91 435 78 10
comprehensive legal advice concerning a wide range of problems.
C/.Serrano, 9-11 28001 Madrid
Advice services are available for civil, social, immigration, and administrative matters, and for juveniles and the elderly. Languages: Website in Spanish. No mention of other languages.
OMBUDSMEN Defensor del Pueblo Spanish Ombudsman
The Defensor del Pueblo, at the request of the complainant may investigate any alleged misconduct by public authorities, and sometimes intervene in cases where the complaint has been filed. The Defensor del Pueblo also has the responsibility of detecting problems regarding the ill-treatment in detention centres.
Website: www.defensordelpueblo.es T: +34 (0)91 432 7900 Calle Zurbano 42, 28010 Madrid
Languages: Website available in Spanish, English, French, Catalan, Basque, Galician and Valencian Sindic de Greuges
This is the equivalent of Defensor del Pueblo in Catalonia.
Website: www.sindic.cat T: +34 (0)900 124 124 Passeig de Lluís Companys, 7, 08003 Barcelona
HUMAN RIGHTS Amnesty International (Spain)
Amnesty International is a campaigning organisation. Its aim is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. All campaigns differ from country to country. If you have concerns about human rights issues in any particular country, or wish to report instances of human rights abuse, you should contact the Amnesty International Secretariat which is the research and policy headquarters, based in London.
Coordinadora para la Prevención y Denuncia de la Tortura (CPDT)
CPDT is a platform which gathers many organisations from all Spain whose object is denouncing torture and other inhumane treatments by state authorities, mainly while in police custody or in prisons.
Website: www.es.amnesty.org E: [email protected]
. org T: +34 (0)91 310 1277 F: +34 (0)91 319 5334 Fernando VI, 8, 1º Izda Madrid 28004
Website: www.prevenciontortura.org/ E: [email protected]
It publishes annual reports and communiques on the situation in Spain and offers specialised legal services, including legal defense before the Court when dealing with these crimes.
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