SPAIN: Statement on Behalf of Judge Baltasar Garz�n & Judicial Independence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2010 ALRC-CWS-14-02-2010 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Fourteenth session, Agenda Item Item 3, Interactive Dialogue A Joint Written Statement to the 14th Session of the Human Rights Council from Lawyers� Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) SPAIN: Statement on Behalf of Judge Baltasar Garz�n & Judicial Independence Restore Judge Baltasar Garz�n (Garz�n) to office1 LRWC and ALRC call on the Human Rights Council to call on Spain to: 1. Comply with its duty to investigate over 100,000 enforced disappearnaces (disappearances) and extra-judicial executions (executions) alledged to have occured during the Franco dictatorhip and the civil war. 2. Ensure that […]

THAILAND: Arbitrary interrogation under recent emergency regulations in Thailand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2010 ALRC-CWS-14-01-2010 Language(s): English only HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Fourteenth session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status THAILAND: Arbitrary interrogation under recent emergency regulations in Thailand 1. The growing contention between the state and antigovernment protestors in Thailand has deepened into a full-scale crisis, with no clear resolution in view. During violence on 10 April 2010, at least 24 people were reported killed and over 800 wounded. After a month of continuing protests, the state decided to end the protests with force. Between 13 and 17 May 2010, the […]