Open court cases
Amnesty and Self-Determination
Amnesty is an instrument of justice enacted by the legislative power in the form of a law to nullify convictions and ongoing proceedings in a political or social conflict, in this case, related to the exercise of fundamental rights in defense of Catalonia's self-determination and independence. The law specifies the periods, motivations, and causes that are amnestied.
Amnesty allows a politically rooted conflict, such as the one between Catalonia and the Spanish state currently being litigated in the courts, to return to the political arena.
Amnesty provides a collective response to repression in the general crackdown on the independence movement.
Amnesty signifies the state's acknowledgment that voting and exercising fundamental rights are not criminal acts.
Repression is not the origin of the conflict but its consequence, and therefore, amnesty can never be the endpoint. On the contrary, it serves as a starting point for a democratic resolution of the conflict.
Without self-determination, there can be no democratic resolution of the political conflict. The political conflict will not end until it is democratically addressed through the exercise of self-determination, allowing Catalonia to vote on its political future, an option supported by a significant majority of Catalan society.