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The Government defends that the report of the Venice Commission "endorses" by "unanimity" the amnesty law

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The Government defends that the report of the Venice Commission "endorses" by "unanimity" the amnesty law

The Government defends that the Venice Commission “unanimously endorses” the amnesty law, by preserving its initial spirit regarding “the political legitimacy of the amnesty” as an “instrument for reconciliation.”

The report known today maintains that the amnesty can be approved by organic law although the report recognizes that a larger majority is needed. Furthermore, he considers that the amnesty law covers a very broad period and offers too vague coverage, which is why he believes that it should be limited temporally and materially, and recommends approval by a qualified majority, not just an absolute one. According to the Government, the report fully maintains the central elements of the assessment made in its initial draft and debunks what it interprets as “the main lie of the PP”, that this body of the Council of Europe demanded a constitutional reform to approve a law of this type.

The Government emphasizes that the opinion recognizes that all the countries analyzed can approve amnesties and that the proposed law does not affect the principle of equality or the separation of powers.

Regarding terrorism, he emphasizes that the report also dismantles the Popular Party’s argument, recognizing that crimes of this type that cause serious violations of human rights must be excluded, as it does now. In fact, the Commission highlights the connection of the amnesty exclusions with human rights violations.

The Government is also pleased that the report highlights “respect for judicial independence”, even in the case of precautionary measures, also giving interpretation parameters to judges. For the Executive, this will be useful and will reinforce legal certainty for the application of the law. EFE

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