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Catalan independence in the Spanish Constitution and Courts

In this piece for the OUP Blog, Asier Garrido Muñoz discusses the legal status of the Catalonian referendum; read an extract from the introduction below and click the link to learn more:

"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)..."

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