Supreme Court ruled against the curfew asked by the Canary Islands Government

Published on July 27, 2021
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The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court has rejected the appeal filed by the Government of the Canary Islands against the decision of the Canary Islands High Court of Justice that did not authorize the 'curfew' asked by the Government.

The Canary Islands Government had asked for a curfew to be imposed between 0.30 and 6 am on the island of Tenerife, or alternatively, the municipalities in Tenerife that have a COVID incidence rate higher than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. 

Despite the fact that the Prosecutor's Office supported last Friday the Canarian Government, the Supreme Court has denied this request.

The high court explains that they agree with the decision of the Canary Islands Supreme Court, which has reasonedly concluded that the limitation of the freedom of movement lacks justification in the circumstances of the island of Tenerife.

Although other higher courts in the autonomous communities of Valencia, Catalonia and Cantabria have approved similar curfews for certain towns, the Supreme Court's decision states that the circumstances of Tenerife are different from them and that the same measure would not be justified. 

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