LEY DE VAGOS Y MALEANTES 1954 PDF

The reform of the “Ley de vagos y maleantes” (“Vagrancy Act”) declared homosexuality illegal, equating it with procuring. The text of the law declares. This is a list of notable events in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) The reform of the “Ley de vagos y maleantes” ( “Vagrancy Act”) declared homosexuality illegal, equating it with procuring. The text of the. The present Ley sobre Vagos y Maleantes, Law of Vagrants and Crooks, which dates from , permits the administrative detention for up to.

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One of the delegates, a forensic doctor, confirmed that several inmates presented injuries consistent with these allegations.

The text of the law declares that the measures in it “are not proper punishments, but mere security measures, set with a doubly preventive end, with the purpose of collective guarantee and h aspiration of correcting those subjects fallen to the lowest levels of morality. Further establishments would start to appear in Barcelonaan especially tolerant city under Franco’s regime, and in the countercultural centers of Ibiza and Sitges a town in the province of Barcelona, Cataloniathat remains a highly popular gay tourist destination.

Some of the prisoners had been shot at close range with plastic pellets.

The present Law of Vagrants and Crooks, which dates frompermits the administrative detention for up to five years, without judicial appeal or review, of people deemed by the police to be a threat to society, but against whom there maleahtes no evidence of punishable crimes that may stand in a maleantez of law [2] In maleantex it means that someone can be detained simply on suspicion of being a “vagrant” or a “crook”.

The present Ley sobre Vagos y Maleantes, Law of Vagrants and Crooks, which dates frompermits the administrative detention for up to five years, without judicial appeal or maleanfes, of people deemed by the police to be a threat to society, but against whom there is no evidence of punishable crimes that may stand in a court of law.

They were also able to confirm that at least two men whom Amnesty International regards as prisoners of conscience POCs [9] were detained under this law see below. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention.

He was brutally beaten by prison guards shortly after arriving there.

This movement, along with growth of the gay rights movement in the rest of Europe and the Western world was a large factor in making Spain today one of Europe’s most socially tolerant people. These people are referred to as “prisoners maleante conscience” POCs and Amnesty International works towards their immediate and unconditional release. Toda persona acusada de un vagow tiene derecho a que se presuma su inocencia mientras no se pruebe su culpabilidad conforme a la ley.

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Ratified by Venezuela in 10 May The law’s definition of “vagrants” and “crooks” are so vague that they are open to arbitrary and discriminatory interpretations malexntes practice. The guards reportedly started beating him near other prisoners, but he managed to break away and ran towards the director’s office, crying for help.

He was reportedly beaten and kicked by the police. However, the way the law was applied was clearly punitive and arbitrary: Many of those detained under this law are vzgos to torture and ill-treatment or sent to prisons maleantew conditions amount to pey, inhuman and degrading treatment [6]. Maleanets an international campaign to secure his release, Gabriel Rivas Granadillo’s sentence was revoked by the state governor of Carabobo on 29 September It was maleanttes only applied ten times until it was reformed in For this reason we shall attempt to abolish the horrible crime of sodomy, which is as contrary to Divine precept as it is to chastity.

This movement, along with growth of the gay rights movement in the rest of Europe and the Western world was a large factor in making Spain today one of Europe’s most socially tolerant people. To Amnesty International’s knowledge, no investigation has been opened into this killing nor anyone has been ldy to justice.

LGBT history in Spain. Amnesty International welcomes the proposal to have local courts apply the law, but is concerned about the vagueness of descriptions contained in articles 2 a2 b2 d and 2 jwhich could lead to further imprisonment of individuals due to their political or conscientiously held beliefs or for reasons based on their social origins or status. However, in the s clandestine gay scenes began to emerge in Spain.

The reform of the “Ley de vagos y maleantes” “Vagrancy Act” [3] declared homosexuality illegal, equating it with procuring. This is a list of notable events in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights that took place in Spain. The law was repealed in However, the way maleanyes law was applied was clearly punitive and arbitrary: Retrieved November 15, This law is not intended to punish, but to correct and reform”.

Retrieved 20 January This would amount to malfantes actual sentence of four years. Advanced Search Search Tips. No one shall be deprived of his physical liberty except for the reasons and under the conditions established beforehand by the constitution of the State Party concerned or a law established pursuant thereto.

Anyone arrested or detained on a criminal charge shall be brought promptly before a judge or other officer authorized by law to exercise judicial power and shall be entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release. No one shall be liable to be tried or punished again for an offence for which he has already been finally convicted or acquitted in accordance with the law malantes penal procedure of each country.

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The prison authorities had previously denied that inmates were subjected to any form of torture or ill-treatment. During the proceedings, every person is entitled, with full equality, to the following minimum guarantees:. Todas las personas son iguales ante los tribunales y cortes de justicia. The majority of these people are subsequently released after a few hours, but many are held under the Law of Vagrants and Crooks ma,eantes kept for many days in cells in police stations and in prisons.

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The organization urges their immediate release as prisoners of conscience and calls for full and immediate investigations into reports of their torture and ill-treatment at the hands of prison guards and members of the National Guard.

Maleanyes reform of the “Ley de vagos y vagoz “Vagrancy Act” [4] declared homosexuality illegal, equating it with procuring.

The text of the law declares that the measures in it “are not proper punishments, but mere security measures, set with a doubly preventive end, maleatnes the purpose of collective guarantee and the aspiration of correcting those subjects fallen to the lowest levels of morality. Languages Italiano Edit links. Anyone who is deprived of his liberty shall be entitled to recourse to a competent court, in order that the court may decide without delay on the g of his arrest or detention and order his release if the arrest or detention is unlawful.

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The organization remains concerned about the potential application of the LPSC based on discrimination because of social status or origin and the detention of POCs. He was allegedly harassed by other prisoners and had to be transferred to another annex because of this. Attitudes in greater Spain began to change with the return to democracy after Franco’s death through a cultural movement known as La movida. Maleantes or crooks, are those classed as “scoundrels” rufianes and “pimps” proxenetas ; gamblers; illegal dealers in drugs, weapons or alcoholic drinks or those supplying alcoholic beverages to minors; witches brujos and wizards hechiceros ; those sentenced two or more times for crimes against private property and those accused two or more times for these crimes who are found to hold false or deformed keys to force open doors and windows; those who trade on pornographic material; paedophiles, smugglers, drunks, cattle rustlers and prowlers; and those generally known as being dangerous, seen in the company of known criminals, or having a police record [4].

In Februarythe delegates found the prison’s facilities to be grossly inadequate. Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. Everyone convicted of a crime shall have the right to his conviction and sentence being reviewed by a higher tribunal according to law.