Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Baltasar Garzon Gets a Job Offer in The Netherlands

Baltasar Garzon, the most famous judge in Spain, is being prosecuted for going after human rights abusers during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco era.  His prosecution is political, motivated by those who would otherwise benefit from an amnesty law passed to protect them from the consequences of their crimes against humanity.  Click here for one of our earlier posts about that case.

The New York Times reports today that Judge Garzon has been offered a temporary post as an external advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.  The NYT said that Garzon is anxious to accept the temporary position but that he will need permission from Spain's judicial oversight board in order to do so.


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