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Catalonia to appeal Rajoy's measures; if not successful it will pursue the case in international courts

Thursday, October 26th 2017 - 05:47 UTC
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Appeals will be lodged in Spain’s Constitutional Court and Supreme Court against president Rajoy’s decisions, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said. Appeals will be lodged in Spain’s Constitutional Court and Supreme Court against president Rajoy’s decisions, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said.

Catalonia’s political leaders intend to bring a legal challenge to prevent the Spanish government from removing them from office and taking over running the region to stop its push for independence, a spokesman has said.

 Appeals will be lodged in Spain’s Constitutional Court and Supreme Court against president Mariano Rajoy’s decision to sack Catalonia’s government and curtail the regional parliament’s powers, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said.

If the regional government is not successful in Spanish courts, it will pursue the case in international courts, Mr Turull said.

Spain’s Senate is expected to approve Rajoy’s plans on Friday, triggering previously untapped constitutional powers to act against Catalan leaders accused of violating the law and court orders by holding a secession referendum and preparing to declare independence.

“We are going to respond in a very solid way,” Turull said at the end of the regional government’s weekly cabinet meeting. “We will exhaust all internal ways in order to turn to the international justice if needed.”

Speculation has increased in recent days that Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont may call an early regional election to avoid the central government’s intervention.

More details about the effect the political crisis is having on Catalonia emerged when Caixabank, Spain’s third-largest bank, reported it suffered a “moderate” but temporary run on deposits due to the crisis over the independence bid. The bank until recently was based in Catalonia, but transferred its headquarters to the Valencia region on October 6.

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  • Brit Bob

    The right to self-determination needs to be re-defined because at this moment it applies to ALL non-self-governing territories; as Ban Ki-Moon explained -

    “When one speaks of self-determination, certain areas have been recognized by the United Nations as non-autonomous territories. But Catalonia does not fall into this category,” Ban Ki-Moon said in an interview with Spanish newspapers El Pais, El Mundo, ABC and La Vanguardia. (31 Oct 2015).

    Although this did not stop the ICJ finding that Kosovo's declaration of independence 'was not' illegal. Serbia had used the territorial integrity argument...

    Falklands – Territorial Integrity & Argentinian stance:
    https://www.academia.edu/10906570/Falklands_-_Territorial_Integrity_and_Argentinean_Stance

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 10:03 am 0
  • Voice

    I thought self-determination applied to ALL Peoples....

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 10:47 pm 0
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