Independence

  • On Cockroaches and the Rule of Law

    … has not only imposed home rule in Catalonia, it has also jailed the former leaders of the Catalan government. Franco is back. Spain is not a country subject to the rule of law. Spain has political prisoners. Spain joins the ranks of Venezuela, Turkey and Zimbabwe. Spain is a democratic anomaly in the very heart of the European Union. Thus, I…

    Verfassungsblog- 55 Leser -
  • Seven Steps to Hell: the Catalan Conflict in Full Escalation Mode

    …, when many were expecting him or the parliament to declare the independence of Catalonia, we got the impression that we were going to fall off a cliff. The suspension of that declaration gave us some fresh air. Some signals from both the Spanish and the Catalan governments made us think that the conflict was de-escalating and, perhaps, hopefully…

    Verfassungsblog- 67 Leser -


  • Catalonia and Spain: A View from the Future Past

    … I have started to write this article four times over the past two weeks, and each time I failed to complete it. The reason is, I think, fairly simple. I have been trying to write a dispassionate political analysis of the current situation in Catalonia and Spain, and have realized that I cannot do it, not right now at least. What you are reading…

    Verfassungsblog- 61 Leser -
  • Sozusagen ein Referendum: Bericht aus Barcelona, Teil 2

    … 22. September geschlossen zurückgetreten, nachdem das spanische Verfassungsgericht jedem seiner Mitglieder für seine Mitwirkung an dem illegalen Referendum eine Geldstrafe von 12.000 Euro angedroht hatte – pro Tag! In diese Situation will niemand kommen, weshalb sich Vintró beeilt klarzustellen: "Wir sind keine Ersatz-Wahlkommission." Was sind…

    Maximilian Steinbeis/ Verfassungsblog- 109 Leser -
  • Die unmögliche Revolution: Bericht aus Barcelona, Teil 1

    …. Sie wird mit Nein stimmen. Am Kolumbusdenkmal begegne ich Marién, einer Anwältin aus Murcia, die mit drei Freunden eigens nach angereist ist für diesen Tag. "Democracia!", schnaubt sie. Was sei denn daran demokratisch, wenn das ganze übrige Spanien überhaupt nicht gefragt werde. Die Zentralregierung hätte schon längst Artikel 155 der Verfassung…

    Maximilian Steinbeis/ Verfassungsblog- 138 Leser -
  • On Legal Aspects of the Independence Referendum of Iraqi Kurdistan

    … In the referendum held on 25 September 2017, the voters of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRG) went to the polls to decide whether they wanted an independent state. In this independence referendum, the voters were asked the following question: “Do you want the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Kurdistani territories…

    Verfassungsblog- 81 Leser -
  • The Catalunya Conundrum, Part 1: How Could Things Come to Such a Pass?

    … Catalan democratic institutions (both Parliament and Government) have called for a popular vote on whether Catalonia, an autonomous region in the northeast of Spain of almost eight million inhabitants, should declare itself an independent country. The vote is scheduled for the 1st October, but it as of yet the total opposition of the Spanish…

    Verfassungsblog- 78 Leser -
  • The Catalan Self-Determination Referendum Act: A New Legal Order in Europe

    … Following my blog post from July 18, I would like to bring the readers of Verfassungsblog up to speed on the ‘secessionist process’ in Catalonia. For this purpose, let me briefly recall that the Catalan Referendum Draft Bill, which was presented to the public on July 3, sets the date of the referendum to October 1, 2017 and requires…

    Verfassungsblog- 105 Leser -
  • The EU and the Catalan Crisis

    … The events of the past week in Catalunya (and of the weeks that will follow) are very serious and worrying. Catalunya is a region of a Member State of the EU that has begun a unilateral process of independence, disregarding the Constitution, its Statute of Autonomy and the opposition of half of the Catalan population. It’s a remarkable challenge…

    Verfassungsblog- 106 Leser -
  • Five Variables of a Catalan Referendum on Independence

    … On 9 June 2017 the President of the Catalan Government, Carles Puigdemont, announced a referendum on Catalan independence. As seen in the past, however, it is likely that any further juridicial manifestation will be challenged by the Spanish Government before the Constitutional Court, and that the Court will declare void any action that poses…

    Verfassungsblog- 71 Leser -


  • The Spanish Constitutional Court on the Path of Self-Destruction

    … Recently, the Spanish Constitutional Court has published one more decision in application of the new reform of the Law on Constitutional Court which increased its powers for the execution of its own decisions. This time the Court declared the unconstitutionality of a declaration by the Catalan Parliament stating the support for Catalonia…

    Verfassungsblog- 45 Leser -
  • Once More unto the Breach? An Independent Scotland, Europe, and the Law

    … – once the terms of Brexit are known – whether to stick with the UK and leave the EU or pursue the route of independence and stay within ‘Europe’. This blog post will briefly outline some of the legal obstacles on the way, both internal and external. The internal dimension Internally, mirroring the procedure resulting in the 2014 vote, the Scottish…

    Tobias Lock/ Verfassungsblog- 78 Leser -
  • Data protection: Who can be a Data Protection Officer?

    … Wir haben auf unserer US-Webseite den Artikel “Wer kann die Position des Datenschutzbeauftragten bekleiden?” in englischer Sprache zur Verfügung gestellt. If a company has to appoint a company Data Protection Officer, then the question becomes who will be suitable to carry out the office? Apart from the question of whether an Internal Data…

    Datenschutzbeauftragter Online- 18 Leser -
Täglich juristische Top-Meldunden
Cookies helfen bei der Bereitstellung unserer Dienste. Durch die Nutzung erklären Sie sich mit der Cookie-Setzung einverstanden. Mehr OK