Fundación Internacional Baltasar Garzón (Baltasar Garzon International Foundation), FIGAR is a collective initiative working to strengthen human rights globally. Currently it is based out in Madrid, Spain, but has active development programs operating in Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico.
The foundation is sustained on the values of solidarity, respect, people’s cooperation, as well as on the need to confront impunity and defend the victim rights: truth, justice and reparation. Their programs, therefore, are meant to reinforce mainly education and justice.
In their efforts trying to build a culture that defends and apply human rights, they are committed to pursue corruption and organized crime in any of its modalities. Due to its engagement with these issues, their initiative promoting investigation, and their will to cooperate with attune organizations, FIBGAR is one of the partners of the Global Observatory of Transnational Criminal Networks in order to understand and expose criminal structures that affect the institutional structure of several countries. With FIBGAR, the Global Observatory of Transnational Criminal Networks will illustrate the complexity of criminal structures and the need of new methodologies and concepts to confront that complexity.