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Spain: judge indicted for probing Civil War

MADRID - (AP) The Spanish judge who became an international hero by going after Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden was indicted Wednesday for having dared to investigate what is arguably Spain's own biggest unresolved case: atrocities committed during and after its ruinous Civil War. Baltasar...

Spain downgraded as Europe debt crisis widens

BERLIN- (APINTL) Europe's debt crisis has spread its contagion to another country as a major agency downgraded Spain's credit rating, even as Germany grudgingly moved closer to bailing out Greece from imminent collapse. Greece and Portugal up to now the focus of alarm are relative economic...

Spain: Basque separatist leader arrested in France

MADRID - (AP) French police arrested the leader of Basque separatist group ETA Thursday and his second in command, Spanish officials said, calling it an important blow but not a death knell for the violent organization. It was the sixth arrest of an ETA leader in two years. Four other people were...

Levasseur's "Louisiana Pocket Civil Code" Praised for Accessibility in RIDC Review!

LexisNexis' "Louisiana Pocket Civil Code" has recently received high praise for its overall utility and accessiblity in a review published in the prestigious Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé. The reviewer, Nabil Mouaffak, sees the Louisiana Pocket Civil Code as destined for...

Labor reform talks in Spain appear at a stalemate

MADRID - (AP) Talks between unions and management on reforming Spain's labor market appear to be at a stalemate, Spain's labor minister said Wednesday, making it more likely the Socialist government will impose its own labor reforms. The talks, which have been going on for months,...

Spanish Parliament to vote on labor reforms

MADRID - (APINTL) Spanish lawmakers were expected Tuesday to approve labor market reforms the government says are crucial to bringing down a 20 percent jobless rate and restoring confidence among investors fretting over the prospect of another Greek-style debt crisis. But some economists and even...

Western European Laws Toolbox

Western European Laws Toolbox Welcome to our Western European Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this important region. Please note that nations with an asterisk after their name are also members of the European Union and that you will want to visit our EU...

Civil Law & Mixed Jurisdictions Toolbox

For students of the law of all ages and lawyers faced with transactions involving foreign law in Civil Law or Mixed Jurisdictions perhaps for the first time, we at LexisNexis can provide you with fundamental tools and sources to enable you to grasp the concepts of non-common law based legal systems....

Rule of Law Prevails Over Spanish Human Rights Activist Judge

To some, Judge Baltasar Garzón of Spain's Audencia Nacional is a hero for his work from the bench to address human rights violations. Aggressively applying the concept of universal jurisdiction, the judge reached across the globe to bring perpetrators to "justice" as defined...

Spanish court clears ex-judge in Civil War probe

MADRID (AP) - The Spanish judge known for taking on high-profile human rights cases was acquitted Monday in a trial that had divided Spain. Judges ruled that Baltasar Garzon did not Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Participation Rights of Shareholders in Spanish Listed Companies

by Alicia Sánchez On 1 August 2011, Spain amended its companies law (Ley de Sociedades de Capital) to accord with European Union law. EU Directives aim to strengthen shareholder's rights in listed companies and to ensure cross border participation rights among EU countries. By transposing...