The Venice Commission approves this Friday its final opinion on the amnesty law

The Venice Commission will approve this Friday its final opinion on the amnesty lawafter a first draft that had different readings by the Government and the Popular Party and after the plenary session of Congress had approved the norm before its passage to the Senate.

The members of the plenary session in which the final report will be adopted will listen, before its pronouncement, to the president of the Senate, Miguel Rollanalready the second secretary of Congress, Isaura Leal.

The first vice president of the Lower House will also travel to Venice, Javier Marotoand the socialist senator, Angels Moonas well as the socialist senator Antonio Gutierrez Limonesas representative of the legal affairs and human rights committee of the Council of Europe (PACE).

The decision of this body will occur just 24 hours after the Congress of Deputies approved the lawwhich must now continue its processing in the Senate.

The modifications agreed with Junts and ERC

Sources from the Council of Europe have not specified whether the Venice Commission will finally issue its opinion on the bill presented by the PSOE last November or if it will do so on the text approved today by Congress, which incorporates the modifications agreed with Junts and ERC.

The Venice Commission has previously received the proposed amendments that have been submitted to the draft reportwhich arrive from both the Congress Board and the Senate Board, with documents, in the case of the Lower House, presented by the PP, on the one hand, and by PSOE and Sumar, on the other.

Readings of the draft of the amnesty law

The Venice Commission’s decision comes two weeks after the draft of his opinion, which had different readings. While the Government and the PSOE believe that the Venice Commission draft endorses an “impeccable and positive” norm and that “it complies with international standards”, the PP considers that the commission questions several points such as the processing of the law through of a bill, while advocating for constitutional reform.

The opinion that the Commission must formalize tomorrow responds to a double request, one from the Permanent Assembly of the Council of Europe to prepare a report on amnesties in Europe, and the other from Rollán on the bill, which was one of the conditions of the Catalan independentists to support the investiture of Pedro Sanchez.

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