Eight Nobel Prize winners call for “mediation and negotiation”

Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire and Rigoberta Menchú state that the “violent” Spanish government response “increases hostilities”

Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchú (by ACN)
Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchú (by ACN) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

October 10, 2017 12:36 PM

Eight Nobel Peace laureates call for "mediation and negotiation" between Catalonia and Spain to achieve a "peaceful solution". The Women's Nobel Initiative circulated a letter that warns that the Spanish government's “violent” response “increases hostilities”. In the letter, they also stated that both governments “had made mistakes” and said that, now, "mediation and negotiation towards a peaceful solution” is needed in order to find a solution to the current deadlock.

Among the signers of the letter are Jody Williams, known around the world for her work in banning anti-personnel landmines, Northern Ireland activist Mairead Maguire, Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchú, and Iranian Shirin Ebadi.