He General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) approved this Monday in an extraordinary plenary session a institutional statement very critical of the probable amnesty to the leaders the process. According to legal sources, the governing body of the judges has given the green light to a text, by nine votes, which maintains that the amnesty It is going to be a measure with effects of “degradation” for the country and “if not abolition of the rule of law in Spain.” The Judiciary thus shows its “intense concern” and “desolation” over the controversial measure of grace.
The proposal that has been put forward contains some modifications with respect to the initial text proposed by eight members of the conservative sector of the body, all of them appointed at the proposal of the Popular Party. In the institutional declaration, the members have explained in more detail why they are now speaking out about the amnesty, despite the fact that the law has not yet been presented in Parliament and despite the fact that no one has obtained the report from the governing body of the judges.
The declaration emphasizes that it is not compatible with the principle of the rule of law that “political leaders are exempt from answering for their crimes before the courts, whatever the nature of their crimes, so that an aspiring President of the Government can obtain personal benefit and political to prevent the government of other political forces or, expressed by its reverse, to be able to remain in the Government”. “This means degrading and turning our rule of law into an object of marketing at the service of the personal interest that seeks to present itself, from the rejection of political pluralism, as the interest of Spain,” they add.
The text had 9 votes in favor, five against and one blank from the acting president Vicente Guilarte, who does not agree with the amnesty but considers it advisable to wait for the processing of the proposed law.
The councilors voted in favor Wenceslao Olea, Carmen Llombart, José Antonio Ballestero, Francisco Gerardo Martínez-Tristán, Juan Manuel Fernández, Juan Martínez Moya, José María Macías, Nuria Díaz Abad y María Ángeles Carmona.