The Genaral Courts (Cortes Generales) is a bicameral parliament. It is composed of the Senate (upper house) and the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados), which is the lower house.  While either house may be the initiator of legislative pieces (e.g. bills and resolutions), the Congress of Deputies has more independent functions, and it can also override most Senate measures.

The MPs of the Congress of Deputies have been actively involved in the protection of HRDs in third countries: the passing of a resolution (proposición no de ley) in June 2007 that calls the government to, inter alia, work more closely with the EU and the other 26 member States in the implementation of the EU Guidelines of HRDs. In late 2010, several MPs of agreed to create  a parliamentary group to deal with human rights issues (Intergrupo parlamentario de Derechos Humanos del Congreso de los Diputados). The group aims at fostering closer relations between Spanish MPs and HRDs in third countries, as well as prompting the Spanish government to step up actions in favour of HRDs.

Uxue Barkos Berruezo

Political party: Yes to the future in the Basque language Coalition (Geroa Bai) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Navarra; Member of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: uxue.barkos@diputada.congreso.es; uxue.barkos@congreso.es +34 (0)91 3905993 Twitter : @uxuebarkos Webpage: http://uxuebarkos.net/ Assistant: Ismene – asistente.nabai@gpmixto.congreso.es
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Meritxell Batet Lamaña

Political party: Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español – PSOE) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Barcelona; Member of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: meritxell.batet@diputada.congreso.es; meritxell.batet@congreso.es +34 (0)91 3906631 Assistant: Lorena – lorena.garcia@gps.congreso.es
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Carles Campuzano i Canadès

Political party: Convergence and Union (Convergència i Unió, CiU) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Barcelona; Coordinator of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: Carles.campuzano@diputado.congreso.es; carles.campuzano@gmail.com ; carles@carlescampuzano.cat Twitter : @carlescampuzano Webpage: http://carlescampuzano.cat/ Assistant: Soledad – soledad.rico@gpciu.congreso.es
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Rosa Delia Blanco Terán

Political party: Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español – PSOE) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Madrid; Member of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: delia.blanco@diputada.congreso.es; delia.blanco@congreso.es +34 (0)91 3907805 Twitter: @DeliaBlancoT Assistant: Luisa – luisa.garcia@gps.congreso.es
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Aitor Esteban Bravo

Political party: Basque Nationalist Party (Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Partido Nacionalista Vasco, EAJ-PNV) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Biscay (Bizkaia); Member of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: aitor.esteban@diputado.congreso.es ; aitor.esteban@congreso.es +34 (0)91 3906671 Twitter : @AITOR_ESTEBAN Assistant: Aitor – aitor.arregui@gppnv.congreso.es
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Gaspar Llamazares Trigo

Political party: Izquierda Plural Parliamentary Group (GIP) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Asturias; Member of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: gaspar.llamazares@diputado.congreso.es; gaspar.llamazares@congreso.es +34 (0)91 3906169 Twitter : @GLlamazares Webpage: www.gasparllamazares.es Assistant: Montse – montse.torres@gpiu.congreso.es
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Juan Moscoso del Prado Hernández

Political party: Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español – PSOE) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Navarra; Member of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: jmoscoso@diputado.congreso.es; jmoscoso@congreso.es +34 (0)91 3907056 Twitter : @JuanMoscosodelP Webpage: http://www.elblogdejuanmoscosodelprado.blogspot.be/ Assistant: Rocio – rocio.navarro@gps.congreso.es
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Jordi Xucla i Costa

Political party: Convergence and Union (Convergència i Unió, CiU) Position: Member of Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) for Girona; Member of the Human Rights Parliamentary Group of the Spanish Congress Contact: jordi.xucla@diputado.congreso.es; jordi.xucla@congreso.es +34 (0)91 3907631 Twitter: @jordixucla Webpage: http://xucla.blogspot.com/ Assistant: Neus – neus.navarro@gpciu.congreso.es
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