Media conference: Truth, justice and reparation

Media release: Friday, 17 August 2012

International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress, 20–24 August

Sustainability, Identity and Trust
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Media are invited to attend the ICA Congress keynote presentation tackling the theme of Truth for Archives by:

Baltasar Garzón Real, Former Judge Magistrate of Spain's central criminal court and international human rights lawyer.

Topic: Truth, justice and reparation

Thursday 23 August, 9–9.45am (media conference 10.30am)
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Great Hall 1 & 2

A media conference with Baltasar Garzón Real will follow subsequent keynote presentations in the Great Hall, to be held as close as possible to 10.30am, Mezzanine Concourse (near VIP Suite).

You must register your interest with Shaun Rohrlach, Director Communications and Programs, National Archives of Australia. Phone +61 434 664 621 or email 

All keynote speakers are available for individual interview.  Arrange interviews through the National Archives media team.  A copy of the program and background information is available at 

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Presenter Bio

Baltasar Garzón Real is a former Spanish jurist and Judge Magistrate of Spain's central criminal court specialising in – among other things – in terrorism, organised crime, extraditions, crimes under universal jurisdiction (genocide, crimes against humanity), organised drug trafficking, and economic criminality and corruption.

For 23 years he has directed important inquiries in these areas in national and international spheres. He has been Associate Professor of Criminal Law at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and a senior fellow of New York University. Mr Garzón Real is an external consultant for the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and represents Spain in numerous international organisations, committees and advisory councils. He has been published widely and received numerous human rights awards.

Contact information

  • Shaun Rohrlach (Director, Communications and Programs)
    t (02) 6212 3990 m 0434 664 621 e
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