October 2, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A team of 12 independent human rights experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights announced Monday the contents of a letter written to the government and the congress of the Republic of Colombia that argues Colombia should reconsider the possible adoption of Senate Bill- ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate People's Court on Thursday accepted a lawsuit filed by 37 plaintiffs seeking compensation from two Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Materials and Nippon Coke and Engineering, for forced labor during World War II. The suit alleges that the plaintiffs and their relatives ...[read more]
June 2, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that Col. Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay may not seek money damages from his former supervisor at the Library of Congress (LOC) for termination of his employment due to op-ed articles he wrote. ...[read more]
March 31, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit against the Library of Congress (LOC) filed on behalf of former Guantanamo prosecutor and LOC employee Col. Morris Davis can proceed. Davis, who was employed at the LOC's Congressional Research Service ( ...[read more]
May 25, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Several international human rights and jurist organizations on Monday petitioned the UN to support Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon in his inquiry into human rights violations during the Spanish Civil War and to ask Spain to end his criminal prosecution. Garzon was suspended last week by the Spanish ...[read more]
April 25, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Thousands gathered in cities across Spain Saturday to protest the impending trial of crusading National Court judge Baltasar Garzon on charges he exceeded his jurisdictional authority with his investigation into alleged war crimes committed during and after the Spanish Civil War under the hardline ...[read more]
April 14, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
The Argentine relatives of Spanish citizens killed during the Spanish Civil War asked an Argentine federal court on Wednesday to open a judicial investigation into human rights violations committed during the early years of the Francisco Franco regime. The complainants contend that their case, ...[read more]
April 10, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Spanish National Court judge Baltasar Garzon on Saturday appealed an indictment that charges him with abuse of power for launching an investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the Spanish Civil War. Garzon alleges that the indictment issued by Spanish Supreme Court judge Luciano ...[read more]
April 7, 2010
by Tara Tighe
The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday charged National Court judge Baltasar Garzon with abuse of power for the investigation of war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, Garzon ordered the exhumation of 19 mass graves in Spain in order to ...[read more]
February 4, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A Spanish Supreme Court judge ruled on Thursday that National Court judge Baltasar Garzon may have exceeded his jurisdictional authority when he launched an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. In October 2008, Garzon ordered the ...[read more]

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