Breaking news: Garzón to The Hague?

May 11, 2010

The Spanish press reports, as does the Washington Post/AP, that Baltasar Garzón, under siege in Spain with three cases pending against him, has accepted an invitation from Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Argentinean chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to begin working as advisor to the Prosecutor’s Office there. Although Garzón has already made his decision, his transfer would still need to be ratified by the Consejo Superior del Poder Judicial–the same body that would have decided on his possible suspension in light of the pending cases. This ratification could come as early as tomorrow, El País reports. The transfer would also have to be approved by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.