Catalan Law of Transitional Jurisprudence, to be presented today at noon
It is meant to provide legal framework for independence if Yes wins in October 1 referendum
The Catalan Law of Transitional Jurisprudence is to be presented today at noon. Written by the pro-independence parties, it will finally be revealed after being kept in secret for months. The legal text is meant to provide a legal framework for independence if Yes wins in the October 1 referendum. It still hasn't been announced whether the law will be passed in Parliament before the vote, but in that case, its promoters claim that it would come into force only if a majority vote in favor of secession in the referendum.
However it is not yet clear that citizens will be able to have their say through this vote. The Catalan government keeps on saying that the referendum will take place despite Madrid’s fierce opposition but the Spanish government says that the vote will be stopped on the grounds that it breaches the Spanish Constitution. Mariano Rajoy’s cabinet has not explained yet how they are planning to derail Catalan president Puigdemont’s plans. At the same time, the pro-independence lawmakers have not said how and when they will pass the Referendum Law. They registered it in the Parliament on July 31 but it has not made any further progress in the Parliament so far. It is considered essential for giving the referendum a legal framework. The next plenary session in the Catalan chamber is scheduled for September 6.