The Effects of COVID-19 on Spain’s Judicial System

by | Mar 23, 2020

How the state of alarm declared as a result of the expansion of the Coronavirus has affected the judicial and administrative system, and how the Government has had to take measures to safeguard the rights of citizens in these matters.

The situation caused by the fast expansion of COVID-19, also known as “Coronavirus”, has forced the Central Government to decree the State of Alarm, which, among many other issues or measures not covered by this article, entails the obligation for the citizens to be confined to their homes.

As a logical consequence of the above, and following the recommendation of the CGPJ (agreement of the Permanent Commission) and the Secretary of State of Justice, the Council of Ministers, in an extraordinary meeting, which lasted more than seven hours, held on March 14th, agreed to approve the ROYAL DECREE 463/2020, which declares the state of alarm in order to manage the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

Read the full article on our partner website here: https://grupogispert.com/blog/en/the-suspension-of-judicial-and-administrative-deadlines-as-a-consequence-of-the-covid-19/

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