In order to enable parties to the tasks oflocation of persons victims of war of spain and the Franco Dictatorshipthe Law 20/2022, of 19 october, from Democratic Memory, we offer the followingtools(the information will be progressively flushing, we apologize for any inconvenience):

On archives, we recall that The Law of Democratic Heritage, in its article 27,guaranteesthe right to free access, free and universal files to the public and private, as well as the consultation of historical documents that are members of documentary series or collection of Documentary heritage properties on the coup d'état, the war, the franco dictatorship, guerrilla resistance antifranquista, exile, detention of spanish in concentration camps during the second world war and on the transition pending the entry into force of the 1978 constitution, regardless of the file type that custodien.

Any person shall have the right tofull information in documents or can prove their condition as victims, which can also consult the personal data of third partiesin these documents irrespective of the date of such persons are required.the right to obtain copies, feeof all documents that are covered and incorporate procedure personal recognition and reparation provided for in article 6 of this act, as well as for any other claim to reparation to which they had a right.

Theconsultation of documents on the coup, war and dictatorship generated and collected by the various ministerial departments of the General state administrationother entities and public sector, regardless of the civil service or institution that wields them,is governed by article 57 of the law 16/1985 of 25 june, and regulations governing the files of the General state administrationand their Government Agencies and his regime.

The documents of the administration of justice and the judicial archives on the coup, war and dictatorship, once played their part to the corresponding jurisdictional body on completing the procedure, have the status of the documentary heritage property state and its consultation is governed also by the provisions identified in the preceding paragraph.

Foreseen in the preceding subparagraphs is applicable, as appropriate,private archives sustained, wholly or partly through public funds,in accordance with the laws and rules governing access to documents of the files of private ownership and are applicable to the centres of this nature in Archivísticos systems of the autonomous communities that are necessary in each case, or in the spanish system of Files.

The general right of access to documents in the files it comprises both the direct access to documents in question as to obtain copies and certificates. In the Scope of competences of the General state administration,the realization of autocopias or receipt of electronic copies in the development of research may not be subject to any rate, canon or encumbrance.

Finally, it is important to note, for the free access, free and universal right to consultation and reproduction of documentation to keep the files referred to in article 27 of the democratic Memory,should be considered primarily as victims' familiesof persons who had suffered some of the circumstances set out in item 3.1, meaning toa person who has been the victim's spouse or person linked by a similar relationship of emotional health, their descendants, their parents and their collaterals to the fourth degree. In case of a dispute in the exercise of the actions envisaged in the act will take precedence, anyone who has been the victim's spouse or person linked by a similar relationship of emotional health. In the event of death, the descendants (by order of greater proximity to the victim shall have precedence over those families in collateral line, whose preference will be established by order of their greater proximity.


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