28 March 2011 by -

When High Court Judge Baltasar Garzon began digging into the crimes of Spain's Franco era he ran into obstacles of the highest legal order.

By Richard Walker

The country's Supreme Court halted his enquiries and criminal proceedings are currently in motion against him.

Now, after fighting the powers ranging against him with every weapon in the Spanish legal armoury, he has brought his case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. His legal counsel says it is his last resort.

05 November 2014 by Stephanie van den Berg

A judge in Argentina last week requested that Spain extradite 20 Franco-era officials accused of human rights violations during the Spanish dictatorship who cannot be tried at home because of an amnesty enacted in the late 1970s.