• Calls on the second vice president and the secretary of state for the 2030 Agenda to stop their attacks on the judiciary

The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a Proposal not of Law by which it urges Vice President Pablo Iglesias and his entire team in the Second Vice Presidency of the Government to assume the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on separation of powers and respect for Justice so that stop the attacks of
members of the Government against Justice.

Specifically, the GPP calls on "all senior officials of the Second Vice Presidency of the Government to respect the independence of the Judiciary and the basic principles of a Rule of Law, in keeping with Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals."

In the explanatory memorandum of this initiative, the GPP recalls that Objective 16 of the SDGs is dedicated to Peace, Justice and Solid Institutions, and that goal 16.3 thereof is to 'promote the rule of law in at the national and international levels and guarantee equal access to justice for all ”.

In accordance with this principle, the GPP emphasizes, "the promotion of the Rule of Law implies the separation of powers and, in particular, respect by the Executive Power for the work and performance of the Judiciary."

However, different officials of the Second Vice Presidency have recently carried out "attacks" against the Judiciary in Spain that are diametrically against Objective 16 of the SDGs, including those carried out by the Vice President of the Government Pablo Iglesias or the Secretary of State from Agenda 2030, Ione Belarra.

This avalanche of government criticism in relation to the condemnatory sentence against the spokesperson for Unidas Podemos in the Madrid Assembly, Isabel Serra, has
caused the reaction of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), "the second of this body to criticism from the Government so far this year."

The initiative is signed by the popular spokesperson, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, the GPP general secretary, Guillermo Mariscal, and by the deputies José Ángel Alonso,
Diego Gago, Alberto Casero, Valentina Martínez and César Sánchez.

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