Negotiating the Basque’s People Right To Self-Determination.
Jon Andoni Lekue is a Basque lawyer and activist for Basque independence. He was active in the Basque youth movement, considered by the Spanish authorities as linked to the outlawed ETA − Euskadi Ta Askatasuna or Basque Homeland and Freedom. The ETA has fought for the independence of the Basque country, which straddles Spain and France although 90% of its population lives on the Spanish side. Jon Andoni Lekue later joined Batasuna, considered the political wing of the ETA, until it was outlawed by the Spanish government in 2003. Since then he has been involved in continuous attempts to seek international mediation in the conflict between the Spanish state and Basque independence advocates. The latest initiative of which he is part is the Basque Peace Process. He talked about the evolution of the negotiations for Basque independence over the