The New Democratic Memory Law: a Discussion with Tom Wardle

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In 2007, the Spanish government passed the historical memory law to address issues from the country’s past. Since then the law has been starved of funding and criticised as not going far enough regarding victims’ rights.

The new coalition government has put forward a new law named the Democratic Memory. This law will look at exhumations of mass graves, education, prosecutions, the removal of honors and medals that go against democracy and the Valley of the Fallen. It is set to be brought before parliament this week.

Tom Wardle joined me to discuss the proposals.

For a full and clear breakdown of the proposed law, then look here

If you want to know more about the historical memory movement, then listen to my previous interview with Tom.

I would also recommend watching the documentary The Silence of Others.

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