November 3, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A federal judge in Argentina on Friday requested that Spain arrest and extradite 20 former Spanish officials suspected of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. The judge, Maria Servini de Cubria, said she is invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction for human ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Spanish government must do more to provide information on the whereabouts of individuals who disappeared during the Spanish Civil War and the Francisco Franco regime, experts from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances demanded Monday. The working group compiled ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
An Argentine judge on Wednesday issued warrants for four former Spanish officials accused of human rights violations during the Francisco Franco regime. Under international law, individuals accused of human rights abuses may be investigated and tried elsewhere if the country in which the ...[read more]
January 31, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon took the stand in his second trial before the Spanish Supreme Court on Tuesday and defended his investigation into war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. Garzon has been charged with abusing power by ordering the exhumation ...[read more]
January 24, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The second trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon began on Tuesday before the Spanish Supreme Court. Garzon has been charged with abusing power by opening an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, Garzon ordered the ...[read more]
September 7, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 7, 2010, the Criminal Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court unanimously confirmed a lower court order that National Court judge Baltasar Garzon abused the power of his office and must face trial. Garzon was originally charged for his attempt to investigate war crimes allegedly ...[read more]
April 24, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 24, 2010, thousands gathered in cities across Spain to protest the trial of National Court judge Baltasar Garzon on charges that he exceeded his jurisdictional authority during an investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the regime of General Francisco Franco. The protests ...[read more]
September 5, 2010
by Erin Bock
An appeals court in Argentina Friday reopened an investigation into crimes against humanity committed in Spain during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the subsequent regime of General Francisco Franco. The Spanish government adopted an amnesty law in 1977 after Franco's death barring ...[read more]
May 14, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
The Spanish General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) voted unanimously Friday to suspend National Court judge Baltasar Garzon for abusing his power by opening an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. The CGPJ, ruling 18-0 with three ...[read more]
May 2, 2010
by David Manes
An Argentinian state prosecutor recommended Friday that all lawsuits arising out of crimes committed under the Francisco Franco regime be dismissed because they are being dealt with in Spain. Prosecutor Federico Delgado explained that while any state may prosecute individuals for crimes against ...[read more]

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