John Pawlenko’s excellent Chupa Chups exposé is turning into the longest post in the world (scroll to 27th Sept), but you need to read it for one simple reason: Catalonia appears to share with Burma and parts of rural China the distinction of having a judicial system which collaborates with the influential to the extent of, on their behalf, hauling someone into court without that person being able to discover the charges against him in advance or take a copy of them with him on leaving the building–just check John B’s comments.
I know that a number of the roughly 400 Spanish residents who stop by here daily blog and journalise with venom about human rights abuses in, for example, Iraq or Cuba, and I respect you for that. What I cannot understand is why you fail to show the same interest in the systematic denial of basic rights by Spanish justice.
- Chupa Chups vs Svend Aage Bek update
Check over at John Pawlenko’s (scroll down) for photos of the goons trailing the elderly man who says–convincingly–that Chupa Chups owe
- Garzón and the Batman theory of justice
The relative awfulness of, and defining differences between, English and Spanish justice.
- Comparison of Spanish and English development law and practice
Over at Charles Svoboda’s blog for Abusos Urbanísticos No. Its anonymous British lawyer author concludes that The hope is that the authorities
- In praise of virtual travel writing
Nice story here about underpaid author Thomas Kohnstamm, who wrote his Lonely planet guide without going to Columbia. (Or did he
- Spanish justice
Modern law generally accepts the principal of individual responsibility, particularly for serious crimes. Warée in Curiosités judiciaires (1859), cited on this