Amnesty International calls on law-makers in Catalonia not to adopt a motion this week in favour of the ban in public buildings and spaces.
Government urged not to expel, coerce or persuade refugees to go back to their homes while fears persist of continuing instability in the south of the country.
Amnesty International voices concern at reports that security forces have attempted to confiscate video and photographic evidence from local journalists and residents.
As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.
Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.
Amnesty International has welcomed a Lithuanian court decision to allow Saturday's 2010 Baltic Pride march in Vilnius to go ahead.
A court has suspended the march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on Saturday, on public security grounds.
Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned.
A new law violates the rights to freedom of expression and religion of women who wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of their identity.
Amnesty International has condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".
Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Serbian capital Belgrade not to carry out the planned forced eviction of a Romani settlement.
Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced a proposal to take the children from the settlements where they live and place them in boarding schools.
A new law restricting the distribution of public information relating to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people enters into force next week.
Czech education authorities have said they will take measures to end the wrongful placing of Romani children in schools for pupils with "mild mental disabilities", in response to Amnesty International's report on the issue.
Amnesty International has condemned the forced eviction of a community of about 400 Roma people in the Italian capital, Rome.
A Romani woman was shot dead in the village of Kisléta in Eastern Hungary, early Monday morning.