Eight members of the CGPJ ask to hold a Plenary Session to address the amnesty because it represents the "abolition of the rule of law"

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Eight vowels of General Council of the Judiciary They have asked the president Vicente Guilarte the holding of an extraordinary plenary session to rule on the amnesty for the promoters and participants in the ‘process’.

The C counselorsarmen Llombart, José Antonio Ballestero, Francisco Gerardo Martínez-Tristán, Juan Manuel Fernández, Juan Martínez Moya, José María Macías, Nuria Díaz Abad y María Ángeles Carmona, all appointed at the proposal of the Popular Party, have requested that the Plenary be held to debate an institutional declaration where the amnesty is described as a measure with the effects of “degradation” for the country and “if not the abolition of the Rule of Law in Spain “.

The aforementioned institutional declaration states that “the General Council of the Judiciary, exercising and reaffirming its constitutional functions to defend the full validity of the Constitution, the rule of law and the integrity of jurisdictional power, has agreed to approve the following” and that “has been observing with growing concern the statements of members of some minority political parties, some of them with government responsibilities, regarding the possible amnesty for crimes committed on the occasion of the episodes that occurred on October 1, 2017, as well as those also previously committed for its preparation, including corruption crimes.”

Likewise, he adds that the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, stated last Saturday, October 28, that “he has effectively agreed on an amnesty law with political parties that includes, among others, the one led by a fugitive from justice who will personally benefit from the measure”, in reference to the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and they add that the head of the Executive added that “the measure will be adopted in the interest of Spain”.

The members of the conservative sector affirm that “the statement by the acting President of the Government justifies the General Council of the Judiciary issuing its opinion through an institutional declaration, all the more so since it has also been made public that, despite the fact that the Government of Spain presents itself as its promoter, the future amnesty law will be processed as a bill, which will once again circumvent the advisory function of this Council in aspects in which the Organic Law of the Judiciary requires its intervention.

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