The Globalist on Garzón

May 24, 2010

At the Globalist, César Chelala and Alejandro Garro write:

Judge Garzón properly applied international conventional and customary law. Two supranational tribunals (the European and Inter American Courts of Human Rights), as well as two UN committees (the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN Committee Against Torture) consistently condemned blanket amnesties, which deprive victims of serious human rights abuses of an effective remedy. Even if Judge Garzón were to be found guilty of overreaching his authority, such a decision may be challenged before Spain’s Constitutional Tribunal and the European Court of Human Rights.

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