Spain: Judge Baltasar Garzón: On Combating Impunity | Podcast

This is a recording of a talk by Judge Baltasar Garzón delivered on June 3rd 2011 in Geneva as part of an event on “Combating Impunity: The role of judges and lawyers.” As a judge of Spain’s Audiencia Nacional – —Judge Garzón has approved investigations and prosecutions of many controversial cases—from Pinochet to Guantanamo Bay–involving widespread crimes. Famous for using the law to investigate and prosecute state officials for criminal violations of internationally protected rights, Garzón now faces criminal charges for opening an investigation of an estimated 114,000 thousand extra-judicial executions and enforced disappearances carried out by the Franco regime during the civil war and dictatorship.

Listen Here:  Part ONE | Part TWO