Self-determination and Catalonia

By Alfred de Zaya
Independent Expert of the United Nations on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order (2012-18)

RECOMMENDED APPLICATION OF THE “PRACTICAL NOTES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF ACTIVITIES AND ALLEGATIONS

RELATED TO THE PEACEFUL AND DEMOCRATIC EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES “

IN RELATION TO THE CATALAN PEOPLE

The change of government in Madrid gives hope that negotiations in good faith may now be possible with the government of the Generalitat of Catalonia.  A modicum of historical knowledge should help outsiders understand that Catalonia has its own distinct culture and traditions and that the only way forward is through a new referendum.  The legal aspects of the issue are explained in the memorandum below.

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Shocking images of Catalan Referendum

Meet the 9 political prisoners

Political prisoners in Spain

Spanish Ruling Party Fined in Major Corruption Case

By The Associated Press

The conviction of more than two dozen Spanish businesspeople and officials in a major corruption scandal triggered political turmoil Thursday after the court ruled that the country's governing party benefited from the biggest kickbacks-for-contracts scheme in four decades of democratic rule.

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Arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics

Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics

Authorities in Spain have issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family.

 

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Another corruption sentence in Spain

Court finds Spain's ruling party benefited from bribery scheme

The Guardian, May 24th 2018
Former treasurer of People’s party jailed for fraud and party handed non-criminal fine.

Spain’s ruling party has suffered a major blow after one of its former treasurers was jailed for 33 years for fraud and money laundering, and the party itself was found to have profited from an illegal kickbacks-for-contracts scheme, in a case that has become emblematic of political corruption in the country.

 

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Catalonia Alert is born!

It's been almost 8 months since The First of October. The day that the Catalans showed themselves and to the world that the will of the people is much more powerful than thousands of policemen, much more powerful than a non democratic State that has been 15 years silent to any dialogue petition. The people, and nobody else than the people, made happen the Referendum of October the First.

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