Baltasar Garzón, an investigating magistrate of the Spanish National Court, came to international attention in 1998 when he issued an international warrant for the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on human rights charges. He has also presided over human rights cases against Argentine and Chilean military leaders and worked to unearth crimes committed during the Franco era in Spain.
Judge Garzón addressed the principle of universal jurisdiction and its role in international justice.
(Photo by Noah Berger.)
Almudena Bernabeu, international attorney and Transitional Justice Program Director at the Center for Justice and Accountability, Baltasar Garzón and Harley Shaiken, chair of the Center for Latin American Studies at Berkeley. (Photo by Noah Berger.)
Baltasar Garzón spoke to an overflow crowd for CLAS, April 27, 2011.
Baltasar Garzón is greeted by audience members following his talk, April 2011. (Photo by Noah Berger.)
Baltasar Garzón with Harley Shaiken on the Berkeley campus, April 2011. (Photo by Noah Berger.)