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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Spain's Constitutional Court Defies International Law
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Spain's highest judicial body ignored the right of Catalans to declare their independence from fascist Spain – self-determination affirmed under the UN Charter and other international law.
Its constitutional court breached it by suspending the Catalan parliament's Monday session – a majority of MPs expected to declare the autonomous region's independence – its legal right.
On Thursday, the high court upheld a challenge by Catalonia's Socialist party (in name only), opposing independence, warning defiance of its ban would render a secessionist move "null," threatening majority MPs with criminal action if they ignore its ruling.
President Puigdemont's government is meeting to discuss its next move. Catalan parliamentary President Carme Forcadell blasted the court's ruling, saying it "harms free
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