Amnesty: Spain losing ground in fight against impunity

October 16, 2010

In a press release coinciding with the twelfth anniversary of Judge Garzón’s request for detention of Augusto Pinochet (1998) and the second anniversary of his brief (auto) opening an investigation into Francoist crimes against humanity, the Spanish section of Amnesty International has decried Spain’s increasingly lackluster record in the fight against impunity, both in relation to own history–where the governments dismissal of victims’ rights violates international law–and with regards to the applicability of universal jurisdiction. Amnesty formulates several  recommendations to improve Spain’s record. See also El País.