Thursday, 20 November 2008

Spain debates accountability for Franco-era crimes

Press release Crimes of War Project
19 November 2008

Controversial Judge Baltasar Garzón has provoked a heated debate in Spain by ordering the exhumations of mass graves of victims of the Civil War of 1936-1939 and the ensuing Franco dictatorship.

In an article for the Crimes of War Project, Katherine Iliopoulos examines the background and legal implications of the latest in a series of provocative moves by Judge Garzón to bring posthumous justice to victims of war crimes perpetrated by repressive regimes.

View the article by clicking on the link: http://crimesofwar.org/onnews/news-spain.html


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