Unconstitutionality of the Penal Code proposed by Gallardón


The General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) today approved a report that questions the constitutionality of the reform of the Penal Code proposed by the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, although a non-binding opinion.

The CGPJ has approved in an extraordinary plenary session concluded with this one theme as agenda, the report that the Government should ask before sending to Congress his reform of the Criminal Code (as it is an Act) but is not binding on the courts.

The vowel Margarita Robles and the Study Commission had approved a proposal, subject to the discretion of the city today, which questioned the constitutionality of two of the most important points of the reform: the so-called permanent prison custody revisable and security.

The House has approved the report in general terms, but with amendments. That report considered that the permanent prison revisable not support the Constitution in order to award imprisonment, the reintegration of the offender.