Spain: ICJ condemns prosecution of Magistrate Garzón

The ICJ today expressed its concern about the criminal prosecution of Magistrate Baltasar Garzón for his investigation into crimes against humanity committed during and after the Spanish Civil War.

Judge Garzón is being prosecuted before the Second Chamber (Criminal) of the Spanish Supreme Court for intentionally issuing an unjust judgment or ruling (the offence of prevaricación).


Spain-Garzón-press release-2009-eng (full text in English, PDF)


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