Social Rights asks the Public Prosecutor's Office to open proceedings in opposition to the Teruel City Council for a 'present' with individuals with dwarfism | Society | EUROtoday

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The Ministry of Social Rights, Consumption and Agenda 2030 has filed two complaints in opposition to the Teruel City Council for holding a present The Ministry has requested the Attorney General's Office to open proceedings in opposition to the Teruel council as a result of the present constitutes a violation of the final regulation on the rights of individuals with disabilities. In the second, it has requested the Aragonese Government to open a disciplinary process. “These shows cause pain in people with bone dysplasia, and are seen by children who are thus instilled with mockery of people with dwarfism,” stated the Director General of Rights of People with Disabilities, Jesús Martín, on Wednesday.

The present was held final Tuesday Popeye the Bullfighter and Child Heifers by the corporate Patycar Eventos SL, a present contracted by the Teruel City Council to rejoice the Fiestas del Ángel, which is carried out by individuals with dwarfism. This kind of present has been banned in Spain since 2023 for exposing individuals with dwarfism to public ridicule, after any such “degrading” practices have been denounced by the United Nations in 2019 within the periodic assessment of Spain on compliance with the Disability Convention. Last 12 months, this prohibition was included within the regulation transposing European Union directives on the accessibility of sure services and products, in a provision that modifies the final regulation on the rights of individuals with disabilities.

“Shows or recreational activities in which disabled people are used or this circumstance is used to provoke mockery, ridicule or ridicule from the public in a way that is contrary to the respect due to human dignity are prohibited,” the regulation now states. The regulation additionally establishes that disabled individuals “will participate in public shows and recreational activities, including bullfighting, without discrimination or exclusion.” It additionally establishes that public administrations will promote public insurance policies and actions in order that individuals who have labored in these reveals can “enter regular occupations.”

The ministry headed by Pablo Bustinduy has additionally requested the Government of Aragon to open a disciplinary file in opposition to the Teruel council for hiring this present, which might additionally represent a critical violation of the regulation on rights and ensures of individuals with disabilities in Aragon. In reference to article 85 of this Aragonese regulation (Law 5/2019), these details represent a critical violation by way of equal alternatives, non-discrimination and common accessibility for individuals with disabilities, based on the ministry in an announcement.

“The laws must be complied with, and yet, the Teruel City Council is ignoring them for the second consecutive year by holding this show,” stated Jesús Martín, who identified that most people who work in these reveals are foreigners, a situation that, he stated, makes them extra susceptible and is taken benefit of by those that rent them. “They came to our country to seek a better life and they are put in a public square to laugh at their bodies. This is something we cannot allow,” he stated.