Spain's constitutional court rules Covid-19 state of alarm was unconstitutional

By José María Brunet and Simon Hunter

, 15 July 2021
Constitutional Court of Spain (photo credit:
Constitutional Court of Spain (photo credit:
Spain’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the state of alarm that was implemented by the central government in March 2020 at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic was unconstitutional. In a close vote of six against five, the judges found that such a lockdown, which saw Spaniards confined to their homes apart from for essential activities such as buying food, should have been imposed under the next emergency situation under Spanish law, the state of emergency. This would have required the prior approval of the lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies.
Read the full article here: El País


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