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Garzón affair reflects Spain’s tortured relationship with its past

Garzón: The Spanish judiciary's most divisive figure.

Spain’s best-known judge goes on trial today for having dared attempt to investigate human rights violations during the Franco dictatorship.

January 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

March 11’s divisive legacy (revisited)

Every time the anniversary of the 2004 Madrid terrorist attack looms, we are reminded of how it not only destroyed lives, but also further divided a society deeply split along political lines. Iberosphere originally published this article in 2010 (thus the reference to Miguel Hernández), but little has changed since then on Spain’s political landscape.

March 10th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Baltasar Garzón: a judge too far?

Spain’s most famous and reviled magistrate has gone into exile. After years spent tackling big cases, his attempts to probe the crimes of the Franco era appear to have brought his career in Spain to a premature end.

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Garzón, the PP, and a Byzantine justice system

The lawsuit against Spain’s best-known judge for investigating Franco-era crimes has bewildered many observers. However, the reasons for the current three-pronged legal assault on Garzón lie in the machinations of a politicised judiciary.

April 19th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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