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Spain court refuses request to exhume body of Francisco Franco
Spain's Supreme Court dismissed a petition on Tuesday that sought to exhume the body of former dictator Francisco Franco and move the remains to a different location. Baltasar Garzón, a former judge, proposed to the court in November 2015 that the (More)
Argentina judge asks Spain to extradite 20 Franco-era officials
A federal judge in Argentina on Friday requested that Spain arrest and extradite 20 former Spanish officials suspected of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco . The judge, Maria Servini de Cubria, said she is invoking (More)
Chile court ends 10-year Pinochet embezzlement investigation
A Chilean court on Friday said that it has completed the 10-year investigation into the origin of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] fortune and his suspected embezzlement of public funds. In an unanimous d (More)
UN rights expert urges Spain to ensure justice for Franco era abuses
The UN international expert on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff on Wednesday, urged Spanish authorities to trust their democracy and "not postpone measures for justice, truth and reparation for the victims of human rights violations" committed (More)
Spain officials will not review amnesty law
Spanish officials on Wednesday told the UN that they will not reexamine the state's action during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the Franco era. In 1977, Spain enacted a law that granted amnesty for political crimes committed during these period (More)
Spain accused of ignoring disappearances during Franco regime
Amnesty International (AI) called on Spanish authorities Tuesday to address the legacy of Franco era disappearances , calling the failure to do so a "betrayal of justice." AI submitted a report to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, claim (More)
UN rights experts urge Spain to provide justice for disappeared
The Spanish government must do more to provide information on the whereabouts of individuals who disappeared during the Spanish Civil War and the Francisco Franco regime, experts from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (More)
Argentina judge seeking extradition of former Spanish officials
An Argentine judge on Wednesday issued warrants for four former Spanish officials accused of human rights violations during the Francisco Franco regime . Under international law , individuals accused of human rights abuses may be investigated and t (More)
War Crimes Allegations
The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, (More)
Spain chief justice resigns over embezzlement accusations
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Spain resigned Thursday over allegations that he used public funds for personal trips between 2008 and 2012. Carlos Divar [El Pais profile], who is also the chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, announc (More)
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