Catalonia: a lawyer explains the charges brought against Carles Puigdemont

Pablo José Castillo Ortiz, lecturer in Spanish Law at the University of Sheffield reports:

For many weeks the situation in Catalonia had been extremely delicate. The Catalan government took the nuclear option when it issued a unilateral declaration of independence. For the Spanish government the retaliation was simple: using the constitution to take direct control of some competences of the Catalan government and parliament – usually devolved from Madrid.

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