14 April 2010 by -

Public criticism is growing over the indictment of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who seeks to investigate disappearances during and after Spain’s civil war, with around 1,000 demonstrators showing their support for the judge in Madrid on Tuesday.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Garzón has been taken to court by right-wing groups, who claim that he overreached his judicial powers by launching an investigation in 2008 into the 1936-1939 Spanish civil war and the subsequent dictatorship of general Francisco Franco, which resulted in some 100,000 killings.

21 April 2010 by José Zepeda

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón is facing prosecution, accused of overreaching his judicial powers when investigating atrocities committed during and after the country’s 1936-39 civil war. Retired Chilean judge Juan Guzmán Tapia, who worked closely with Garzón when prosecuting late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, speaks of political games.

25 April 2005 by ARNAUD GRELLIER

On 19 April, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced former Argentine naval captain Adolfo Scilingo to 640 years' imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. This landmark conviction of a foreign national for crimes committed outside Spain's borders endorses the Spanish government's new stance in favour of universal jurisdiction.

10 October 2005 by ARNAUD GRELLIER

Juan Guzman Tapia retired from the magistracy in May 2005. During his career, he prepared hundreds of cases against ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet filed by families of disappeared persons in Chile. On a visit to Paris to promote his autobiography "Aboard the World," he spoke to IJT.

19 May 2010 by -

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón - known around the world for probing human rights violations - can move to the International Criminal Court (ICC), despite being suspended from the bench while awaiting trial in his own country. If found guilty, the examining magistrate could be removed from his job for up to 20 years.

By Hermione Gee

Baltasar Garzón