The United Nations Human Rights Committee has issued a strong opinion on the prosecution of Baltasar Garzón for prevarication in Spain, in which it states that there are objectively justified “doubts” that the magistrate had “access to an independent and impartial court” in the processes of the Franquismo and Gürtel cases.
The committee considers that the sentence “was arbitrary and unpredictable as it was not based on sufficiently explicit, clear and precise provisions that precisely define the prohibited conduct”. Likewise, it affirms that the Supreme Court violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, criticizes that Garzón did not have a second instance to resort to and asks Spain to erase his criminal record and provide an “adequate compensation for the damage suffered.”
News, documentation and historical reference of the actions of the Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón against corruption, terrorism, drug trafficking, torture and crimes against humanity, in defense of Human Rights, Historical Memory and Universal Jurisdiction.
Personal and professional biography, which includes multiple projects related to human rights and universal jurisdiction in several countries.
It is time to open an international debate in which all citizens will rethink and reflect on the future viability of their way of life and passage through the Earth.
In the face of ecocide, it is urgent to activate international and universal law and justice and fight against impunity derived from climatic and ecological barbarism.
As a writer, Baltasar Garzón has published a dozen books that reflect on corruption, terrorism, universal jurisdiction and human rights, issues that articulate the career and life of the jurist.
Information and documentation of all the initiatives related to the Historical Memory that Baltasar Garzón developed and continues to promote to avoid the impunity of the crimes during Franco dictatorship and the forced disappearances of people between 1936 and 1975.
Baltasar Garzón has been a pioneer in Spain in the application of the criteria of Universal Jurisdiction and has acted actively in cases related to the massive violation of human rights.
Throughout 22 years of career as a judge, he has participated in the investigation of crimes of terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering, among others.
Find here the most complete documentation on the main cases.