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Baltasar Garzón will talk at the University of Alicante about the present state of universal justice in Spain

 

Alicante, 11 April 2014 

On Monday, 14 April, Baltasar Garzón will be in charge of a new session of the Seu Oberta (a meeting point for discussion of current issues organised by the University of Alicante in collaboration with El País newspaper). Due to capacity problems, the lecture will be move this time to the on-campus Lecture building II but will be broadcast live from the Rafael Altamira hall, at the University Venue in Alicante city.

The lecture, on the present and future of universal justice in Spain -which will begin at 5.30 pm- will be presented by Manuel Palomar, president of the University of Alicante. After the meeting, a public question time will open. Admission is free and limited to the capacity of the room.


The lecture can be followed on the Internet at the following
web address.

 

Brief literary review

Baltasar Garzón Real was born in Torres (Jaén) on 26 October, 1955 . He is a magistrate and currently a practicing lawyer. He directs the firm ILOCAD SL. (International Organization for Legal Cooperation and Developement), based in Madrid. In this context, he coordinates pro bono international defense of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, among others.

Garzón chairs over FIBGAR Foundation and organisation for Human Rights and Universal Jurisdiction, whose venue is also set in Madrid. The Foundation is currently developing programmes in Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, among others.

He was an advisor to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court between the years 2010 to 2011 and in 2012, he coordinated the International Oversight Reform of the judiciary in Ecuador (Pro Bono Publico). He advises the Commission on Human Rights of the House of Representatives of Argentina, and is a member of the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights on behalf of the Ministry of Justice of Argentina . During the years 2011 and 2012 , he was part of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture of the Council of Europe, and served as advisor to the Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAAP/OAS-2011-2012).

Baltasar Garzón cooperates with the Department of Human Rights at the University of Washington in Seattle (USA). He has written seven books, including Un mundo sin miedo (A world without fear) and La línea del horizonte (The horizon line); and numerous articles and essays. He is also an honorary doctor from 29 universities around the world, and a member of various national and international humanitarian and human rights and conflict mediation organisations. 

He has acted as an observer in Human Rights in the elections held in Honduras on 24 November 2013 on behalf of the Free Party.

 

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