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Surnames, Name. “Title of the note” [online]. Barcelona: Revista catalana de dret públic [blog]. 2013.<link> [Viewed: date].
Vintró, Joan. “La declaració de sobirania i el dret a decidir del poble de Catalunya” [online]. Barcelona: Revista catalana de dret públic [blog]. 2013.<http://blocs.gencat.cat/blocs/AppPHP/eapc-rcdp/2013/02/07/la-declaracio-de-sobirania-i-del-dret-a-decidir-del-poble-de-catalunya-un-apunt-juridic-joan-vintro/> [Viewed: 7 February 2013].