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We make a complaint to the United Nations about the judicial persecution of language immersion

In a contribution to the regional minority forum in Vienna, the head of language rights at Plataforma per la Llengua, Òscar-Adrià Ibáñez, asks the special rapporteur, Fernand de Varennes, to intervene to protect Catalan-speakers' rights More info about "We make a complaint to the United Nations about the judicial persecution of language immersion"

The El Confidencial journalist Marcos Lamelas is found to have defamed and libelled Plataforma per la Llengua

The journalist made up a story that the organisation is "the main support organisation" for former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont in Belgium" and accused Marga Payola of misuse of public money

The libellous accusations have been used by various MEPs from the party Ciutadans in the Catalan Parliament  More info about "The El Confidencial journalist Marcos Lamelas is found to have defamed and libelled Plataforma per la Llengua"

The Supreme Court topples the linguistic immersion model and breaks Spain’s international promises

A survey carried out by Plataforma per la Llengua, the platform for the Catalan language, concludes that 82% of Catalonia's residents agree with the 'linguistic immersion' model

Plataforma per la Llengua condemns the judicial activism that aims to impose a model rejected by the population and by the Catalan parliament More info about "The Supreme Court topples the linguistic immersion model and breaks Spain’s international promises"

A 12-year-old boy has been bullied and threatened because he expressed himself in Catalan in his secondary school WhatsApp group

The boy showed an attitude that should stand as an example to all Catalan-speakers, refusing to be intimidated and continuing to use Catalan at all times.

A United Nations Special Rapporteur recently demanded an end to hate speech against national minorities and criticised the populist politicians who spread it More info about "A 12-year-old boy has been bullied and threatened because he expressed himself in Catalan in his secondary school WhatsApp group"

The Spanish Civil Guard officers who harassed a Flemish citizen for speaking Catalan could face up to two years in prison

It's extremely rare for an episode of linguistic discrimination to be investigated by a Spanish criminal court and, in this case, a video could prove decisive in favour of the complainant

The Flemish citizen, who speaks Catalan but not Spanish, was discriminated against for speaking Catalan even though he is permitted to do so by law. He was forced to publicly reveal the contents of the stoma bag he wears as a result of an operation for colon cancer 

Kris Charlier, who testified before the judge last Thursday, has received legal support from Plataforma per la Llengua since he was discriminated against in 2019 at El Prat Airport More info about "The Spanish Civil Guard officers who harassed a Flemish citizen for speaking Catalan could face up to two years in prison"

The Council of Europe uses the observations from Plataforma per la Llengua to denounce discrimination against Catalan in Spain

The entity positively values the report published by the Council of Europe, which assesses Spain's degree of compliance with the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

European experts confirm that Spain continues to violate the rights of Catalan speakers and warn that the pandemic cannot be used as an excuse to impose the Spanish language

The report also points the finger at  the multilingual model of the Valencian law on educational  multilingualism, and argues for a model of language immersion More info about "The Council of Europe uses the observations from Plataforma per la Llengua to denounce discrimination against Catalan in Spain"

New historic law will give North Catalans the right to language immersion in schools

Plataforma per la Llengua has lobbied French MPs to approve a Bill which will mark a turning point in the health of Catalan in North Catalonia

The most important change is in education, as North Catalans will be able to choose schools that teach in Catalan during school hours More info about "New historic law will give North Catalans the right to language immersion in schools"