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Law on the Referendum on Self-determination of Catalonia

Law on the Referendum on Self-determination
Parliament of Catalonia
  • Law on a Self-determination Referendum on the Independence of Catalonia
Citation19/2017
Territorial extentCatalonia
Considered byParliament of Catalonia
Passed6 September 2017
Repealed7 September 2017
Related legislation
Law of juridical transition and foundation of the Republic
Status: Repealed
President Carles Puigdemont announces that Catalonia will hold a referendum on independence on October 1, 2017.
President Carles Puigdemont announces that Catalonia will hold a referendum on independence on October 1, 2017.

The Law on the Referendum on Self-determination of Catalonia (Catalan: Llei del referèndum d'autodeterminació), is the name of a Catalan law that governs the holding of the Catalan independence referendum of 1 October 2017, a binding self-determination referendum on the independence of Catalonia.[1][2] [3] [4]

On 6 September 2017, after more than 12 hours of heated debate, the Parliament of Catalonia passed the law with 72 votes in favor from the pro-independence ruling coalition JxSí and CUP-CC; the opposition party CSQP abstained (10 votes) and other 52 opposition parliamentarians left the chamber before the votes were cast.[5][3][1] Even though the laws were public weeks before, the vote didn't appear on the day's agenda until the last minute to avoid the Spanish Constitutional Court banning it.[6] Some opposition parties accused the regional body's top speaker, Carme Forcadell, of fast-tracking the law through parliament by altering the day's agenda to introduce the issue, not allowing them to appeal the law before being put up to vote.[7] Members from JxSí acknowledged it was not their preferred method, but justified it in that it was the only way to get the bill on the floor without being blocked and that it was not "any ordinary law".[citation needed] In 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that the rights of the opposition where indeed undermined.[8]

It was suspended on 7 September by the Constitutional Court after accepting an appeal from the Spanish government.[9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Referendum law makes it to Parliament". Catalan News Agency. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Referendum law passed in Parliament". Catalan News Agency. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Parra, Aritz (6 September 2017). "Catalonia officially sets independence vote for Oct. 1". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  4. ^ Stothard, Michael (6 September 2017). "Catalonia passes bill for vote on independence from Spain". Financial Times. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  5. ^ "El Parlament aprova la llei del referèndum després de 12 hores de debat crispat". Diari Ara (in Catalan). Barcelona. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. ^ "El Parlament vol aprovar la Llei del Referèndum aquest dimecres amb els vots de JxSí i la CUP". Catalunya Press (in Catalan). 2 September 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Catalonia officially sets independence vote for October 1". CNBC. September 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "El Constitucional sentencia que se vulneraron los derechos de la oposición en el Parlament el 6 de septiembre". eldiario.es. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  9. ^ "NOTA INFORMATIVA Nº 62/2017" (PDF). www.tribunalconstitucional.es. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  10. ^ "El TC suspèn la llei del Referèndum". CCMA (in Catalan). Barcelona. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
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