The ICJ and other human rights groups call on the Supreme Court of Spain to act in accordance with international law standards on the independence of the judiciary and accountability for international crimes. Judge Garzón is accused of criminal malfeasance for authorizing investigations into the alleged disappearance, torture and execution of more than 110.000 persons during the Spanish Civil War and the subsequent Franco’s regime. The trial against Judge Garzón will begin on 24 January 2012.
Spain-trial judge Garzón-press release-2012 (full text in English, PDF)
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