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A team of legal warriors is fighting worldwide to include major economic, financial and environmental crimes as Crimes Against Humanity
A team of legal warriors is fighting worldwide to include major economic, financial and environmental crimes as Crimes Against Humanity
A team of legal warriors is fighting worldwide to include major economic, financial and environmental crimes as Crimes Against Humanity
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Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge who took the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to justice, is leading a movement of legal warriors from all over the world to guarantee the international punishment of major economic, financial and environmental crimes. The tool to achieve their goal can be summed up in two words: Universal Jurisdiction.

The movement composed of judges, prosecutors and lawyers tries to promote the international denouncement of actions such as food speculation, issuing junk bonds, squandering public funds and large-scale contamination. These crimes should, as genocides and war crimes, be designated as Crimes Against Humanity and prosecuted internationally. 

History is filled with visionaries who understood before others that practices such as slavery, colonialism and apartheid were not part of the natural order of things: they were immoral actions carried out by a minority and should be considered as crimes. Today, this international movement led by Baltasar Garzón tries to expose that financial fraud is not a systemic problem but a premeditated act, and should be considered as criminal behaviour.

The aim of the group is to foster a new Universal Jurisdiction code of principles and fight alongside the civil society to ensure its application.

Buenos Aires, September 2015. During the Universal Jurisdiction Congress, a new list of Crimes Against Humanity is drafted. After countless debates between experts from the six continents, the list now includes economical and environmental infractions. All these efforts must now work their way to national legislations.

On a planet with almost 8 billion people, irresponsible economic decisions can be disastrous. With all their effort, the legal warriors work together towards a common goal: cease with the impunity of economic and environmental crimes.

Director's note

Collaborate in explaining the process of the protagonists in pursuit of justice and human rights is, as well as a privilege and a big responsibility, a great opportunity. For me it’s an important task to help people understand the juridical language, given the historical isolation of the judicial power and its perverse use by the political and economic powers.  

Democratize juridical language, understand judicial mechanisms and point out their actors, all this with the support of a hundred of the most prestigious international jurists who have united to fight against impunity in major economic and environmental crimes, is a noble objective.  

This documentary is about heroes, brave jurists, classical characters of film noir.

                                                                                 Carles Caparrós i Obiols

Our team has been working on this project for three years now and is very committed to it. We think that if the fight of the legal warriors is made public, citizens will be able to pressure their political powers to include changes in national legislations and international relations. 

We are talking about establishing a new code of social conduct, a code of human relationships, consistent with the challenges of living on a planet in constant evolution. 

We interviewed tens of professionals and filmed in three countries so far: Argentina, Spain and Senegal, where we attended in May 2016 to the end of Hissène Habré's trial for crimes against humanity during his dictatorship in Chad.

We now need your support to finish the production and get this film out to the world where it can make a difference!

After three years working on this project, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to find the necessary funding to finish the film. All funds we raise will enable our team to finish production, access film footage, and cover the editing and postproduction costs. We are confident that if we meet our goal, we will be able to finish the film before the end of 2017.

This is how we will use the money: 

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(Versión en español)

Baltasar Garzón, el juez español que ordenó la detención del dictador Augusto Pinochet, y más de cien prestigiosos juristas de todo el mundo trabajan para que los grandes delitos económicos, financieros y medioambientales puedan ser perseguidos internacionalmente. Con un arma: la Jurisdicción Universal.

Jueces, fiscales y abogados tratando de conseguir que, además del genocidio y los crímenes de guerra, acciones como especular con alimentos de primera necesidad, emitir bonos basura, despilfarrar dinero público o contaminar a gran escala sean denunciables internacionalmente y considerados Crímenes Contra la Humanidad

En nuestra historia han existido visionarios que han entendido mucho antes que el resto que la esclavitud, el colonialismo o el apartheid no era el orden natural de las cosas, sino prácticas inmorales de una minoría que debían ser considerados ilícitos. En la actualidad, un juez lidera un movimiento internacional para que entendamos que los grandes fraudes económicos no son deficiencias del sistema, sino actos premeditados de una élite, que deben ser reconocidos como delitos

Buenos Aires, septiembre de 2015, durante el Congreso de Jurisdicción Universal, se aprueba la nueva lista de delitos contra la humanidad, incluyendo las características que hacen que determinadas decisiones sean tipificadas como delitos económicos o medio ambientales contra la humanidad. Todo este esfuerzo ha de llegar a las legislaciones nacionales. Buenos Aires es el punto de partida para que un grupo de mujeres y hombres pioneros, liderados por el juez Baltasar Garzón, luchen para modificar el actual estado de impunidad, utilizando su talento, imaginación y conocimiento. 

En un planeta de 8.000 millones de habitantes las decisiones económicas irresponsables pueden ser catastróficas. Los activistas jurídicos quieren acabar con la impunidad. Luchando unidos por el bien común y por el fin de la impunidad de los grandes crímenes económicos, financieros y medioambientales.

Nota del director

Colaborar en la explicación del proceso que los protagonistas del film están llevando a cabo en pro de la justicia y los derechos humanos en todo el mundo es, además de un privilegio y una gran responsabilidad, una gran oportunidad. Estimo de gran importancia –dados el histórico aislamiento de los poderes judiciales y su perversa utilización por parte de los poderes políticos y económicos– ayudar a acercar el lenguaje jurídico y a sus representantes a la mayoría de la población. 

Democratizar el lenguaje jurídico, conocer los mecanismos judiciales y a sus actores, cuestionar las formas de ejercer sus profesiones, de la mano de una selección de más de cien juristas de todo el mundo y de reconocido prestigio internacional que se han unido para luchar contra la impunidad de los grandes delitos económicos, financieros y medioambientales, es un noble objetivo.

Es una película de héroes, juristas valientes, personajes clásicos del cine negro.

                                                                                 Carles Caparrós i Obiols

Nuestro equipo lleva ya tres años desarrollando The Code, convencidos de la importancia del proyecto para dar a conocer el trabajo de estos activistas legales entre la ciudadanía para que puedan exigir a sus políticos que incorporen estos cambios en sus legislaciones y en las relaciones internacionales que establezcan.

Hablamos de establecer un nuevo código de las relaciones humanas, un código de convivencia, acorde a los nuevos retos que supone un planeta en continuo crecimiento y cambio constante.

Hasta la fecha hemos entrevistado a decenas de expertos y hemos grabado en tres países: Argentina, España y Senegal, donde acudimos en mayo de 2016 a la lectura de la sentencia condenatoria por Crímenes Contra la Humanidad contra el ex dictador de Chad, Hissène Habré.

Ahora necesitamos vuestra ayuda para terminar la producción y hacer que el proyecto se convierta en la película que queremos lanzar al mundo para que pueda marcar la diferencia.

Después de 3 años trabajando en el proyecto, lanzamos una campaña de crowdfunding para conseguir los fondos que necesitamos para finalizar el proyecto. La cantidad recaudada irá destinada a cubrir los costes de postproducción de imagen y sonido, el material de archivo, licencias de músicas, traducciones y también gastos de difusión y promoción. Si logramos la financiación necesaria, confiamos en terminar la película para el otoño de 2017.

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After three years working on this project, we are convinced The Code will be a great film, and that it will find and engage an audience once it is completed. It's true we cannot guarantee mass distribution of the film. But we are passionate about this story, and are determined to share it with as many people as possible.

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