Catalan Independence, Catalonia and Its Constitution
“Following the recent ‘referendum’ and now declaration of independence, the status of Catalonia has become a hotly debated issue. As often happens in such cases, context is everything. It is not possible to appraise the perceived legitimacy of the respective claims without a clear picture of who says or does what in the particular legal environment (see mutatis mutandis the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada on the secession of Québec, para. 155) . . .”
In the above introduction to his piece for the OUP Blog, Asier Garrido Muñoz discusses the legal status of the Catalonian referendum. To read more, click the link below and click here to explore the updated Catalonia Constitution (Organic Law No. 6/2006 of July 19, 2006 on the Revision of the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia, as amended to July 16, 2010).