The Scottish National Party urged the Spanish government on Monday to "respect the overwhelming 'si' vote" in the Catalan independence referendum in a resolution at its annual conference.
Catalonia's independence referendum has plunged Spain into its most serious political crisis since a failed coup in 1981. Here is how events unfolded:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed her backing for Spanish unity in a phone call with Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks has urged Spain to launch 'swift, independent and effective' investigations into alleged police misconduct and disproportionate use of force on October 1st.
Pressure mounted on Monday against Catalan plans to declare independence after hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied to defend Spanish unity.