Criminal Justice

Spanish Judges Protest Reforms

They don't like the increased workload or new restrictions


Judges and prosecutors across Spain took to the streets to protest against a Justice Ministry reform which they claim increases their workload, reduces some of their powers and restricts justice for people on lower incomes.

About 200 magistrates and prosecutors blew whistles, carried banners with black bows for mourning and cut off traffic outside the Justice Ministry in central Madrid.