ICJ Submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review on Spain

The ICJ addresses the practice of incommunicado detention, and the transfer of persons as part of the alleged cooperation of Spain in the US-led renditions programme.

The ICJ also draws attention to the threat to judicial independence posed by the recent prosecution of Investigative Judge Baltasar Garzón Real; to the recent limitations introduced on the use of universal jurisdiction to prosecute crimes under international law; and to the limited scope of the offence of torture contained in the Criminal Code.

Universal Periodic Review Spain-non-legal submission-2009 (full text, PDF)

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