We will analyze the creation, development and perspectives of the Autonomus State regulated by the Spanish Constitution of 1978. We will study, first, its constitutional frame: general characteristics, principles, types of Autonomous Communities, ways of exercise of the right to self-government, competences of the Autonomous Communities and Statutes of Autonomy. Secondly, we will examine the evolution of the Autonomous State from 1978 to the present. Finally, we will analyze the process that reached its highest point in the declaration of independence of Catalonia passed in 2017 by the Catalan Parliament as well as the regulation contained in the Spanish Constitution of 1978 concerning the “right to decide” or the “right of secession” or the “disappearance of a State by separation of its parts”. The Constitution contains an appropriate regulation of the secession of a part of the State since the “right of secession” is a consequence of the exercise of the power of constitutional review
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S