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Garzón Foundation sponsors conference on Universal Jurisdiction

April 26, 2014
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Garzón Foundation sponsors conference on Universal Jurisdiction

This coming May 20-23, the Fundación Internacional Baltasar Garzón is sponsoring an international conference on the challenges facing the principle of Universal Jurisdiction, whose application was recently curbed by the Spanish government (see Adam Hochschild's piece in the New York Times). Participants include Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch, Wolfgang Kaleck, general...
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Garzón doesn’t exclude return to politics

February 24, 2013
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Garzón doesn’t exclude return to politics

In a long interview with ElDiario.es, Baltasar Garzón, winner of the 2011 ALBA/Puffin Award, talks about the many commitments he has taken on since his disbarment two years ago, while denouncing the policies of Spain's current government and the persecution of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, whom he represents. Read the whole interview Read more »

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War crimes & truth-tellers: Baltasar Garzón and Julian Assange

September 15, 2012
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War crimes & truth-tellers: Baltasar Garzón and Julian Assange

In dramatic news last month, Baltasar Garzón--the acclaimed Spanish lawyer and former judge who built his career on doggedly pursuing accountability for human rights crimes--agreed to head the legal defense team for Julian Assange in the Wikileaks publisher’s efforts to avoid extradition to the United States via Sweden. If there is such a thing as...
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Garzón: “I am the last of Franco’s exiles”

August 6, 2012
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Garzón: “I am the last of Franco’s exiles”

In a long interview with Natalia Junquera in El País six months after his disbarment, Judge Baltasar Garzón opens up about his work with Julian Assange, his determination to fight the Supreme Court decision ending his career, his work in Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador, Argentina, and Seattle, and the foundation he started...
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Garzón joins Assange defense team

July 24, 2012
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Garzón joins Assange defense team

Judge Baltasar Garzón, winner of the 2011 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, will be joining the defense team of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who, faced with extradition to Sweden, has sought refuge in the London embassy of Ecuador. Garzón will be working alongside Michael Ratner, of the Center for Constitutional...
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Greetings from Garzón, Amigos

June 13, 2012
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Greetings from Garzón, Amigos

Judge Baltasar Garzón, winner of the 2011 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, sent a video message to congratulate this year's winners, while the Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI) was represented at the New York event by treasurer Isabel Pinar.
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Caught in the crossfire: Collateral damage in the Garzón case

March 3, 2012
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Caught in the crossfire: Collateral damage in the Garzón case

I have just read the writ with which the presiding judge dismisses, on the grounds of an expired statute of limitations, the so-called “New York” case against Baltasar Garzón. In this writ of dismissal, as well as in his previous writ of indictment, the judge claims that New York University has concealed or fudged...
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Standing ovation for Garzón in Argentine Parliament

March 1, 2012
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Standing ovation for Garzón in Argentine Parliament

Judge Baltasar Garzón, whose career was terminated recently by the Spanish Supreme Court, received a standing ovation from Argentina's Congress as President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner thanked him, on behalf of "millions of Argentines," for his groundbreaking work in defense of human rights (video here.) Garzón's disbarment, President Kirchner said, is "an offense...
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Garzón absolved in Francoist crimes case, but still disbarred

February 28, 2012
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Garzón absolved in Francoist crimes case, but still disbarred

In an ostensible attempt to save face, the Spanish Supreme Court absolved Judge Baltasar Garzón yesterday from "prevarication," or knowingly making a decision against the law, in relation to Garzón's opening of an investigation into crimes against humanity committed by the Franco regime during and after the Spanish Civil War (NYTimes, Guardian)....
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James Fernández gives interview about Garzón and NYU

February 28, 2012
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James Fernández gives interview about Garzón and NYU

ALBA's James D. Fernández is interviewed by the Spanish press about the baffling court case around Garzón's stay as holder of NYU's King Juan Carlos I Chair. The case was eventually closed. Read the interview here (in Spanish).
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