28 April 2016

The Supreme Court confirms the agreement of the Central Electoral Board to ban the display of pro-independence flags in public spaces during electoral periods


The Supreme Court, as well as the Electoral Board, believe that the pro-independence flag is a partisan symbol, given that it only represents a part of the citizenry. In addition, the Supreme Court says that the agreements that approve the use of the pro-independence flag cannot be described as ‘democratic’ because they do not abide by the law. Finally, the Supreme Court states that these actions do not fall under freedom of expression, given that public institutions do not have this right.

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