State of Housing Rights in Spain

The Right to housing is guaranteed in the Spanish constitution (1978). Article 47 provides that one of the guiding principles of social and economic policy is the right of Spanish citizens to decent and adequate housing. Article 50 refers particularly to rights of citizens of older age, including access to housing. In terms of the Council of Europe, Spain has signed but not yet ratified the Revised European Social Charter of 1996 nor... More


Sonia Olea Ferreras EQUIPO DE INCIDENCIA de Cáritas Española. Human Rights Officer. Cáritas Española C/ Embajadores, nº 162 28045 Madrid    



Spanish law does not directly criminalize homelessness or begging in public places. Municipal ordinances may, however, criminalize homelessness, such as in Madrid. Barcelona also operates an...