The Government approves resorting to the Constitutional Court to repeal the Aragón Memory Law | EUROtoday

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The Council of Ministers permitted this Tuesday the presentation of an attraction earlier than the Constitutional Court towards the repeal of the Law of Democratic Memory of Aragónwhich within the opinion of the Executive “fails to comply with the principle of the duty to collaborate with the State” in issues of reminiscence.

In the press convention after the Council, the Minister of Territorial Policy and Democratic Memory, Ángel Vctor Torres, defined that the choice to attraction Law 1/2024 of Aragón, which repeals the earlier Law of Democratic Memory of the area, has been taken with the endorsement of the Council of State and after the refusal of the Government of Jorge Azcón (PP) to barter on the norm.

“The Government of Spain has wanted to talk, it has wanted to negotiate and sit down with the Government of Aragón,” mentioned Torres, who identified that on April 2, Moncloa formally communicated to Azcón its need to open “a dialogue”, however on the sixteenth May Aragón “communicated in writing that he rejected this invitation.”

The Council of State, Torres has identified, concludes that the Aragonese regulation “fails” its “duty to collaborate with the State” within the software of the nationwide reminiscence rules as a result of, for instance, it “removes the signage plates” from coaching camps. focus and locations of reminiscence, “eliminates from the educational system” the reparation of victims and “the violation of rights during the years of the dictatorship”, “eliminates the map of graves” and “makes it difficult” for of memorial associations.

The minister has reproached the PP and Vox, which govern in Aragon, for “invisibilizing the victims of the democratic side during the years of the dictatorship” and “preventing the work of memorialist associations”, and has warned that the Executive will go “where be necessary” to “prevent anyone from rewriting history by trying to whitewash the dictatorship.

On the other hand, when asked if the Government plans to take this same measure against the memory laws being processed by other regions governed by the PP such as the Valencian Community o Castile and LenTorres has indicated that the Executive act “in the meanwhile when these proposed legal guidelines change into legal guidelines.”

“If they find yourself being permitted as we all know them, we are going to undoubtedly arbitrate the preliminary mechanism (of dialogue) after which we’d additionally go to the Constitutional Court,” mentioned the minister.