Count-Pumpido: "Only with the principle of non-interference can judicial independence be guaranteed"

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The president of the Constitutional Court, Cándido Conde-Pumpidohighlighted this Wednesday during the inauguration of V International Congress of the Ibero-American Union of Universities and Supreme Courts the importance of judicial independence and the rule of law as indispensable elements of democracies: “The representatives of the other powers of the State are always obliged to rigorously publicly respect judicial resolutions.”

The president of the court of guarantees has indicated “that only through this internal respect and the principle of non-interference, judicial independence can be guaranteed in any system.” During his speech, the magistrate expressed his concern about judicial independence, both within Spain and internationally: “Our Constitution perfectly reflects this concern to safeguard judicial independence, and forces us to remember that the latter is proclaimed as a principle necessary for the proper functioning of the Judiciary.”

The president of the Constitutional Court makes these statements when all eyes are on the court of guarantees and the validation of a hypothetical amnesty law.

Although the granting of an amnesty is a political decision, the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, is pursuing double legitimation, through Congress and the Constitutional Court, which could relieve him of responsibilities in the face of a door that, yes, already seems open. wide open, as EL MUNDO reported this Wednesday. Sánchez hopes that when the case arises he will be able to endorse his decision in the guarantee court.

«Although the conversations have to be discreet, the agreements will be transparent and known. They have to be endorsed by the legislative branch. “Even the Constitutional Court will have to rule,” were the words of the PSOE leader after being designated a candidate for the investiture by the King.

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