They call for the power to call for referendums to be transferred to the Catalan Government, a right currently reserved for the Spanish Government · Spokeswomen from the Plataforma pel Dret de Decidir (PDD, Platform for the Right to Decide) and Sobirania i Progrés (Sovereignty and Progress) have met with the president of the Catalan Parliament
CIEMEN invites representatives of 30 nations to discuss about collective rights and self-determination · The Catalan organization coordinates one of the biggest tents in the WSF 2009 · During the event, activities are to be followed on a blog · Self-determination will be among the main topics for the first time.
DOSSIER. Sardinia is a crossroads in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the European islands with the highest degree of linguistic and cultural diversity. Even though Italy has entered into the island with the force only a State can have, Sardinians have gained for themselves the legal status of People instead of that of Region, and enjoy a significant degree of self-government which provides for some protection of their languages (particularly Sardinian) and singularities.
The association set up by Catalan, Galician and Basque organizations was presented in Santiago de Compostela and it is committed to promote the language rights of minoritised language speakers · The initiative comes as a result of the last Council of Europe’s report on the application of the European Charter for Minority or Regional Languages.
A squad of the National Army opened fire against a vehicle of the Regional Indigenous Council in Cauca (CRIC) and killed José Edwin Legarda, husband of Aida Quilcué, renowned indigenous representative · The Andean Indigenous Coordinating Organization calls for President Álvaro Uribe to be trialed, while Amnesty International condemns the killing
Even though the court has not yet pronounced sentence, eight out of eleven members voted for the continuity of Raposa Serra do Sol as an integral self-ruled territory - If the decision is confirmed, farmers, rice growers and other productive sectors will have to leave and land will be given to the indigenous peoples.
SPECIAL REPORT. Main Cornish nationalist party confident it will do well in next local elections · Over half Cornwall’s population support self-government based on the Welsh and Scottish model · One group intends to take the United Kingdom to the European courts for failing to recognize the Cornish as a people.