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Lecture with Spanish Investigating Judge Baltasar Garzón

Lecture with Spanish Investigating Judge Baltasar Garzón

Baltasar-Garzon-sm.jpgVerdad, Justica, y Reparación
Truth, Justice, and Reparations

Monday, April 25
2:00 p.m.
25 Mondale Hall

Judge Baltasar Garzón served for many years on Spain's central criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, which has jurisdiction over the most important criminal cases in Spain, including terrorism, organized crime and money laundering, as well as universal jurisdiction for violations of international law. He first came to international attention in 1998 when he sought the extradition of former Chilean president, General Augusto Pinochet, from England to Spain for the alleged deaths and torture of Spanish citizens by his regime.

In 2008, Garzón initiated an investigation into the crimes committed by the Franco regime in Spain. He has since been temporarily suspended from his position in the Audiencia Nacional, awaiting trial on accusations from right-wing groups of having exceeded his authority. Since May 2010, he has been working in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and he will shortly begin working as an advisor to the Organization of American States mission to Colombia.

Lecture in Spanish with translation provided Reception to follow.

Talk organized by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies and the Political Science Department. Co-Sponsors: European Studies Consortium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Institute of Global Studies, Law School, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Human Rights Program, The Global Spotlight within Global Programs and Strategy Alliance