The article begins with a discussion of the social and political background that influenced the emergence of the constitutionally guaranteed right to counsel in Spanish law. Next, it traces the constitutional development and legislative refinements of the right to counsel. It then considers judicial refinements of that right. The article concludes with a comparison of the Spanish process of articulating the right to counsel with the parallel process in the United States and what such differences bode for U.S. scholars.
Counsel for the Accused: Metamorphosis in Spanish Constitutional Rights, 25 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT’L L. 253