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19 de set. 2018

Background information on English versions of important texts on Catalonia

Do you have sufficient documentary input on your background knowledge of the Catalan independence process? Perhaps some of it is only in Catalan or Spanish, and that holds you up. Well, here’s some good news!

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The National Transition of Catalonia - White Paper Synthesis (2014) is available here in English:
This other link seems not to be working, on 7/11/2018):
https://documents.mx/news-politics/the-national-transition-of-catalonia-white-paper-synthesis.html
This one does work:
https://www.slideshare.net/miquimel/the-national-transition-of-catalonia-white-paper-synthesis


Another important "early" document available in English is RESOLUTION 1/XI OF THE PARLIAMENT OF CATALONIA, ON THE START OF THE POLITICAL PROCESS IN CATALONIA AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE ELECTORAL RESULTS OF 27 SEPTEMBER 2015.
https://www.parlament.cat/document/intrade/153127


How about the detailed Catalan Transition Act (September 2017)? Well, there’s an unofficial English translation of it).

The Catalan ministry of Foreign Affairs published an English translation of the 2017 Referendum Law, based on the text of the Bill.

And did you know the Referendum Act had a decree attached to it? Well, here’s an unofficial English translation of it.

What, in English, did the (unpublished) Declaration of Independence of Catalonia (signed on 10 October 2017) say? And what did the related text of the Parliamentary Resolution of October 27 2017 on the Catalan Republic, say? You can find it in Catalan, to be sure, but also in an unofficial EN translation).

How about the March July 2018 PUIGDEMONT -v- SPAIN case lodged before the United Nations Human Rights Committee? Again, there’s an unofficial English translation of it. And are you familiar with the July 2018 Belgian Lawsuit against judge Llarena? That’s in French and Spanish. But there’s also an unofficial English translation of it.

What would you give for an ordered list of many if not most of the court injunctions and rulings (and other relevant documents) on the Catalan conflict? Well there’s one here and another one here!


You have links here to older documents such as the Report on the political situation and the violation of fundamental rights in Catalonia submitted to international human rights and civil rights organisationby a dozen Catalan organisations as early as March 2017.
http://estudiscatalans.blogspot.com/p/report2017.html

Here is a link to a report drafted by Col·lectiu Praga (of jurists) and signed (up to February 2018) by 650 jursists), addressed as a COMPLAINT to the Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe violations of the 1950 European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR).
It concludes as follows:
 
"We understand that the following violations of human rights (as specified by the CDEH) derive from the points presented above:
  • a) Violation of the rhe right to freedom (art. 5.1.c)
  • b) Violation of the rhe principle of penal legality (art. 7)
  • c) Violation of the right to a fair trial (impartial judge) (art. 6.1)
  • d) Violation of the right to court established by law (art. 6.1)
  • e) Violation of the right of due process (art. 6.1)
  • f) Violation of the right to a second trial in the penal framework (Additional Protocol no.7)
  • g) Violation of the right to defence preparation (art. 6.3 b)"
 


For more information about these and other documents available in English, please visit this blog page: http://estudiscatalans.blogspot.com/p/index.html.

Or else go to https://estudiscatalans.blogspot.com and search for "English", where there are plenty of translated articles.


Oh, and if you are aware of other English translations of interesting documents relating to the battle in the courts, or you would like a particular (shortish!) text translated, please let us know: miquelstrubell@gmail.com. Thank you!

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