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Turley on his interview with Garzón

May 15, 2011
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Turley on his interview with Garzón

Earlier today, Prof. Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School summarized the main points of his two-hour conversation with ALBA/Puffin awardee Baltasar Garzón:

Garzón stated that the Obama Administration’s use of the “just following orders” defense as well as the protection of lawyers involved in the torture program violated the Nuremberg...
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Garzón: “Continue the fight for human rights, for human dignity, and against impunity”

May 15, 2011
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Garzón: “Continue the fight for human rights, for human dignity, and against impunity”

Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, members of ALBA, representatives of the Puffin Foundation, authorities, amigas y amigos: Seventy-five years ago in my country, Spain, one of the darkest and saddest chapters in the history of humanity began. It lasted more than forty years and even today, after 34 years of democracy, it has not...
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Garzón on CNN in Spanish

May 12, 2011
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The Spanish-language channel of CNN interviewed Judge Garzón this afternoon. View the video here:
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David Cole: Garzón fitting recipient for ALBA/Puffin HR Award

May 12, 2011
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"In the 1930s some 2,800 Americans joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and traveled to Spain to fight to defend democracy and defeat fascism after Gen. Francisco Franco’s right-wing coup," Georgetown University Law Professor David Cole writes in The Nation. "In 2011 the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the...
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Garzón: Career ruined even if cleared

May 12, 2011
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Garzón: Career ruined even if cleared

Judge Garzón said yesterday that even if he is cleared of the charges brought against him in three pending cases before the Spanish Supreme Court, his ability to do his job at his post on the National Criminal Court (Audiencia Nacional) will be severely compromised, Reuters reports:

"Any interested party could use...
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Garzón interviewed by Democracy Now

May 12, 2011
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Garzón interviewed by Democracy Now

Baltasar Garzón, in New York to receive the first ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism this Saturday, was interviewed this morning on Amy Goodman's Democracy Now. View the interview at the Democracy Now website; listen to the half-hour interview here (mp3). (Translation by ALBA's Tony Geist.) Interested in meeting Judge Garzón? Some Read more »

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Garzón: Bin Laden killing unacceptable

May 11, 2011
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Garzón: Bin Laden killing unacceptable

In an interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Baltasar Garzón has condemned the assassination of Osama bin Laden. "Not even the worst terrorist on earth deserves to be killed, especially when other options are still open," declared the Spanish judge, who is a staunch opponent of the death penalty. "If I do not...
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Garzón’s Berkeley speech online

May 11, 2011
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Garzón’s Berkeley speech online

UC Berkeley's Center for Latin American Studies has put a video online of the speech Baltasar Garzón gave there on April 27th, entitled "Universal Jurisdiction and International Justice." View the 1.5-hour clip here:
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Turley: Garzón a personal hero

May 9, 2011
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Turley: Garzón a personal hero

"Judge Garzón is a personal hero," Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School writes on his blog today:

For civil libertarians, there are few heroes who can match Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge who ordered the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998 and later worked to identify human...
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Garzón may have role in Ecuador judiciary reform

May 6, 2011
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The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has announced that judge Baltasar Garzón--currently suspended from his post in Spain and working as special advisor to the International Criminal Court--may play an observer's role in the reform of the Ecuadorian judiciary, the Americas Society reports. Garzón visited the country last week. Ecuador is getting ready...
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