4 April 2021

The Constitutional Court magistrate Cándido Conde-Pumpido steps away from the case against the Catalan independence process


The magistrate of the Constitutional Court Cándido Conde-Pumpido proposes through a letter to the president of the Constitutional Court that he abstain from taking part in the resolution of the appeals for protection presented by the political prisoners in the context of the judgement of the independence process. Conde-Pumpido agrees to abstain from the resolution of the protection appeals after the defence of Puigdemont, Comín and Ponsatí filed a recusal against him because of his past statements. A few days later, the full Constitutional Court unanimously accepts his decision. Of 12 magistrates, only 9 will examine the appeals having to do with the independence process, two of them being unable to for having their impartiality challenged by the defence.

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