Spain Hay Derecho presents 100,000 signatures in Congress against the Amnesty Law and asks that at least it not be processed urgently

This Tuesday, the Hay Derecho Foundation brought to Congress the 101,000 signatures that it has gathered in recent weeks against the proposed amnesty law agreed between the PSOE and Junts

Spain Hay Derecho presents 100,000 signatures in Congress against the Amnesty Law and asks that at least it not be processed urgently

This Tuesday, the Hay Derecho Foundation brought to Congress the 101,000 signatures that it has gathered in recent weeks against the proposed amnesty law agreed between the PSOE and Junts. At the doors of the Lower House, their representatives have explained the reasons that led them to undertake the collection of support.

It poses a risk to the principle of separation of powers, the equality of all citizens before the law and questions the very reality of the Rule of Law in Spain by assuming the independence narrative, the foundation states.

"The focus has not been the general interest, but only the needs of short-term electoral arithmetic in exchange for votes from a minority party," said its general director, Safira Cantos, before entering the congress to take the signatures to the registry.

Hay Derecho has also requested by letter to all the spokespersons of the parliamentary groups to be able to appear in a parliamentary commission to explain its initiative, a way to "open a plural and constructive debate on the defense of the social and democratic State of Law and the limits of political agreements in a democracy".

The foundation regrets that the Board chaired by the socialist Francina Armengol agrees to urgently process an organic law of such relevance: "It is very anomalous that a bill of this importance is not being negotiated in parliament, but outside our borders. The debate has to be done in the institutions and what cannot be understood is that a proposed law arrives prepared and agreed upon by the people who are going to benefit," explained the general secretary of the Hay Derecho Foundation, Elisa de la Nuez. .

De la Nuez has also criticized Sánchez's words about lawfare in Spain and has shown his concern about what he considers an "attack on the separation of powers." "If there are cases of abuse or excessive judicial actions, they must be corrected with the rules of the rule of law and not by politicians in investigative commissions," she stated.

Hay Derecho's initiative comes when the foundation has received the support of the Supreme Court, which upheld its appeal against the appointment of Magdalena Valerio as president of the Council of State. After that senetcnia, the Minister of Justice, Félix Bolaños, criticized that the foundation had the capacity to appeal the appointment. The Government had alleged the same in the Supreme Court, which responded that it is a foundation that emerged from civil society, with no traces of politicization and that has earned a reputation over the years for its defense of the rule of law.