The Spanish transition before the Universal and European system of human rights protection

  • Jorge Rodríguez Rodríguez
Keywords: spanish transition, historical memory, truth, justice, reparation, United Nations, European Court of Human Rights


Over the past few years, but especially on the last lustrum, the United Nations has shown a deep concern about the situation of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco’s regime victims. Therefore the United Nations has recommend to Spain a series of legislative and institutional modifications in order to achieve a better protection of the rights to truth, justice, reparation and guarantees in order to avoid any future repetition of this sort of human rights violations. In this regard, victims and civil society organizations have sued eight times before the European Court of Human Rights the protection of these rights. Nonetheless, the Court has considered in every case that has no jurisdiction to pronounce about this matter.

Received: 31 March 2015
Accepted: 15 October 2015
Published online: 11 December 2017


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Author Biography

Jorge Rodríguez Rodríguez
Abogado, doctorando en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y coordinador del Grupo de Trabajo de Justicia de Transición de la Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos.
How to Cite
Rodríguez Rodríguez, Jorge. 2017. “The Spanish Transition before the Universal and European System of Human Rights Protection”. Deusto Journal of Human Rights, no. 13 (December), 63-89.