May 16, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution denying any existence of genocide during the civil war lasting from 1960-1996. The resolution calls for national reconciliation and states: "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our ...[read more]
February 5, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN international expert on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff on Wednesday, urged Spanish authorities to trust their democracy and "not postpone measures for justice, truth and reparation for the victims of human rights violations" committed during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Spanish officials on Wednesday told the UN that they will not reexamine the state's action during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the Franco era. In 1977, Spain enacted a law that granted amnesty for political crimes committed during these periods. Spanish officials testified before the UN ...[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]
February 11, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed its concern over the trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, which involve his investigations of acts that occurred during the Spanish Civil War. Spokesperson for the OHCHR, Rupert Colville, indicated that judges ...[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]
April 18, 2011
by LaToya Sawyer
The Obama administration on Monday charged General Eugenio Vides Casanova, former defense minister of El Salvador, for human rights crimes committed during El Salvador's 12-year civil war while he served as the country's top military officer. The US is also seeking to deport Vides, who retired in ...[read more]

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