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Garzón suspended

May 14, 2010
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After an intense, two-hour meeting this morning, Spain's Consejo Superior del Poder Judicial (CSPJ) has announced that investigative magistrate Baltasar Garzón has been suspended for the duration of the trial against him, which was formally opened two days ago. Meanwhile, his request to be granted a leave of absence in order to take...
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Trial against Garzón opens: if suspended, The Hague is out

May 12, 2010
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In a remarkably swift reaction to yesterday's news that Investigate Magistrate Baltasar Garzón has requested permission for a seven-month stint as special advisor to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague, this morning Justice Luciano Varela of the Spanish Supreme Court has opened the trial against Garzón for...
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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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Worldwide coverage of Garzón disbarment

February 9, 2012
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The Guardian's Giles Tremlett covers the protest meeting in Madrid. More reports in the LA Times, the Daily Beast, the BBC, the New York Times, and the Associated Press. ""It looks like Garzón's enemies got what they wanted," HRW's Reed Brody told Tremlett, "… the criminal prosecution of...
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Intellectuals, HR groups rally to support Garzón as he faces trials

January 14, 2012
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Intellectuals, HR groups rally to support Garzón as he faces trials

A group of prominent Spanish intellectuals including the poet Luis García Montero and filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar  have rallied to the support of Baltasar Garzón, the crusading Spanish magistrate who last year received the first ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. So have Human Rights organizations worldwide. In the next two weeks, Garzón will...
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No man is a prophet in his own country: On Garzón’s legacy

November 6, 2011
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No man is a prophet in his own country: On Garzón’s legacy

(Texto en castellano.) The astoundingly profound and widespread contributions of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón to the promotion of justice and human rights have been everywhere on display these last two weeks of October (October 16-30, 2011).  Though not always acknowledged in the headlines and soundbytes that are streaming in these days from...
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Garzón in legal limbo, sets sights on Colombian peace process, Seattle

September 18, 2011
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Garzón in legal limbo, sets sights on Colombian peace process, Seattle

Judge Baltasar Garzón, recipient of the first ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism last May, has accepted a special assignment from the Organization of American States (OAS) to work on the peace process in Colombia. As Special Advisor to the Mission to Support the Peace Process (MAPP), he will coordinate the...
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Garzón: “Continue the fight for human rights, for human dignity, and against impunity”

May 15, 2011
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Garzón: “Continue the fight for human rights, for human dignity, and against impunity”

Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, members of ALBA, representatives of the Puffin Foundation, authorities, amigas y amigos: Seventy-five years ago in my country, Spain, one of the darkest and saddest chapters in the history of humanity began. It lasted more than forty years and even today, after 34 years of democracy, it has not...
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Garzón: Career ruined even if cleared

May 12, 2011
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Garzón: Career ruined even if cleared

Judge Garzón said yesterday that even if he is cleared of the charges brought against him in three pending cases before the Spanish Supreme Court, his ability to do his job at his post on the National Criminal Court (Audiencia Nacional) will be severely compromised, Reuters reports:

"Any interested party could use...
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Garzón may have role in Ecuador judiciary reform

May 6, 2011
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The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has announced that judge Baltasar Garzón--currently suspended from his post in Spain and working as special advisor to the International Criminal Court--may play an observer's role in the reform of the Ecuadorian judiciary, the Americas Society reports. Garzón visited the country last week. Ecuador is getting ready...
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