Assaults towards the independence of the judiciary, the cornerstone of the rule of regulation, have gotten a recurring phenomenon throughout the European Union. The manager energy in sure member states has been interfering for a while within the regular functioning of the work carried out by judges, prosecutors and magistrates, which undoubtedly reduces the standard of democracy. Poland or Hungary represent the paradigm of this pernicious tendency that, however, tries to be emulated by political formations not solely positioned exterior the parliament.
Likewise, one other fixed that has as its epicenter Spain and the Catalan nationalism as the primary actor in an unprecedented assault on constitutional legality. With this modus operandi, secessionism pursues a bigger goal: to denigrate the picture of our nation internationally and to undertaking a portrait of itself as a peaceable, democratic and tolerant motion. Discrediting, as a synonym of underlining its falsehood, this self-definition filled with pomp and pageantry was the target pursued with the preparation of the Report on judicial independence in Spain.
On this regard, within the aforementioned doc, the reader will discover an exhaustive and scrupulous evaluation of the true nature and motivations of Catalan separatism, whose leaders have practiced militant activism via two complementary instruments. On the one hand, a use of public establishments of presidency to undermine the independence of the judiciary in Spain, which has resulted in a scientific non-compliance with courtroom rulings. Alternatively, via intentionally ambiguous language has fueled harassment actions towards representatives of the judiciary, with out forgetting that it inspired the holding of demonstrations presided over by violence towards the ruling of the course of.
In a extra specific manner, the report emphasizes the escraches suffered by Decide Pablo Llarena, within the marketing campaign to discredit his skilled profession of which Decide Ramírez Sunyer was a sufferer (significantly after his loss of life) or the false Hyperlinks drawn between the household of Ana Magaldi (Chief Prosecutor of the Barcelona Provincial Prosecutor’s Workplace) and Mussolini fascism. On account of this concatenation of details, It shouldn’t be shocking that Catalonia is the Spanish autonomous group from which essentially the most judges and prosecutors ask to be transferred.
However, has Catalan nationalism been solely on this campaign towards judicial independence? The reply is not any. Certainly, it has had the disinterested help of different supporting actors, such because the nationalist left, one in every of whose distinctive options has all the time been to disclaim the characterization of Spain as a democracy akin to these of Western Europe, whereas justifying the existence of Eta . Equally, the newly minted left-wing populism has additionally performed a outstanding function via a calculated equidistance, primarily based on which it has defended the “proper to determine”, omitting that such a phrase is nothing greater than a lexical subterfuge whose actual translation was and it’s the proper of self-determination.