They request the interim president to include the proposal on the agenda for next Thursday
MADRID, 18 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Eight members of the conservative wing of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) have requested that the plenary session of the governing body of judges claim to be heard in the reform that repeals the crime of sedition proposed by the PSOE and United We Can.
In a letter, to which Europa Press has had access, the members have asked the interim president of the CGPJ, Rafael Mozo, to include a point to address this request on the agenda for next Thursday the 24th.
The members want the Plenary of the body to rule on the lack of request for a report in relation to the "Proposal for an Organic Law for the transposition of European directives and other provisions for the adaptation of criminal legislation to the European Union law, and reform of crimes against moral integrity, public disorder and dual-use weapons smuggling".
The eight signatories have asked that this point be evaluated so that it can be debated whether, despite this, it would not be appropriate for "the Plenary to evacuate said report." In line, they have recalled that European standards require that all regulatory proposals that affect the Judiciary must be submitted to a prior report from the Councils of Justice.
These members have stressed that "it is striking to them that on repeated occasions" they come across "important reforms that affect the Judiciary and that, instead of being processed as bills by the Government, it is the parliamentary groups that support the Government that they present in the Congress of Deputies as bills, thus obviating the processing of the mandatory report of this General Council of the Judiciary if it had been processed in another way".
The eight have also pointed out that "precedents already exist" in the CGPJ for issuing reports on bills.