Maclean’s covers Garzón case

July 23, 2010

Maclean’s, Canada’s only weekly current affairs magazine, has a piece on Garzón this week, by Katie Engelhart:

But while he is now “opening wounds in his own country,” says Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch, Garzón has long been at the vanguard of international criminal prosecutions. “He’s a reference point in the human rights movement,” Brody adds. Known as “the Bulldog,” “the Star Judge,” the “Superjuez,” Garzón has tried to chase down some of the world’s most notorious figures—from Augusto Pinochet to Osama bin Laden and members of Argentina’s former military junta. He’s done so by wielding an unusual legal tool: Spain’s exceptionally broad doctrine of universal jurisdiction, which allowed him to prosecute crimes committed outside of Spain.

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