ELDH is concerned about the future of the peace process in the Basque Country

ELDH Statement

ELDH is deeply concerned that the request of Spanish Government to the state prosecutor to prepare an application to the Supreme Court for the banning of SORTU indicates that the Spanish Government rejects any political solution of the Basque conflict.

ELDH expects and demands that the Spanish Government and the Spanish Public Prosecutor will carry out the legal scrutiny of SORTU only according to criteria that derive from the Spanish Constitution, the Spanish Party law as well as European and international treaties which have been ratified by Spain; and not according to political criteria and the compliance of SORTU with the Government’s view on the question of autonomy and secession.

ELDH appeals to the European Union if necessary to remind the Spanish Government to fulfill their obligations under the European Treaty of Lisbon and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, in particular concerning civil and political rights.

The full statement (pdf-file)