Carmen Lamela

Carmen Lamela Díaz (born 1961)[1] is a Spanish judge. Lamela serves as examining magistrate at the Third Court of the National Court of Spain. Her area of expertise is criminal law.[2]

Carmen Lamela Díaz
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Carmen Lamela in July 2018 while being appointed as magistrate of the Spanish Supreme Court
Magistrate for the Third Court of the Audiencia Nacional of Spain
Assumed office
November 2015
Preceded byJavier Gómez Bermúdez
Personal details
Born1961 (age 60–61)
NationalitySpanish
Alma materComillas Pontifical University

CareerEdit

Previous experienceEdit

In 1984 Lamela graduated and received a law degree from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE), and in 1986 she began working as a judge in Orihuela's trial court. In 1987 she was transferred to the trial court of Manzanares, Ciudad Real. One of the first cases she handled was the one involving the death of Mikel Lopetegui.[3] Between 1989 y 1990 she was assigned to the trial court number 3 of Badalona. In 1990 Lamela was appointed magistrate for the Audiencia Provincial of Barcelona.[4] In 1993 she moved to Madrid to work as magistrate at the trial court number 25. Four years later in 1997 she moved to section 16 and then to the criminal section 17 of the Audiencia Provincial of Madrid.[5][6]

Audiencia Nacional of Spain (National Court)Edit

In 2010 Lamela was one of the candidates to join the Audiencia Nacional of Spain, she was nominated along with magistrates Pablo Ruz and Carmen Rodríguez-Medel by the governing body of the Audiencia Nacional in the permanent committee of the General Council of the Judiciary to serve at trial court number 5 after the preliminary suspension of judge Baltasar Garzón.[5]

In 2014 Joined the Audiencia Nacional, first serving in the criminal section and since November 2015 as examining magistrate at the third court of the National Court of Spain replacing Juan Pablo González.[5] On 28 September Lamela became the sitting magistrate for the court after Javier Gómez Bermúdez renounced his post to work as a lawyer.[7]

Lamela has managed various controversial court cases, like the one against Abengoa,[8] or the trial against Bancaja.[9]

Other notable cases:

Personal lifeEdit

Lamela has a sister named María Luisa Lamela, that served as Comptroller General of the State Administration of Spain from 2016 until June 2018.[21][22]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "¿Quién es Carmen Lamela, la juez que instruye la causa por sedición?". La Nueva España. 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ "La magistrada progresista Carmen Lamela será la nueva titular del Juzgado Central de Instrucción 3 de la Audiencia Nacional". Confilegal (in European Spanish). 1 October 2015.
  3. ^ "La autopsia establece que Mikel Lopetegui se suicidó" (in Spanish). El País. 3 March 1988.
  4. ^ "La magistrada progresista Carmen Lamela será la nueva titular del Juzgado Central de Instrucción 3 de la Audiencia Nacional" (in European Spanish). Confilegal. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "La magistrada progresista CARMEN LAMELA será la NUEVA TITULAR del JUZGADO CENTRAL DE INSTRUCCIÓN 3 DE LA AUDIENCIA NACIONAL". Confilegal. 1 October 2015.
  6. ^ Ibiza, Diario de. "¿Quién es Carmen Lamela, la juez que instruye la causa por sedición?" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  7. ^ Madrid, Ángeles Vázquez / (3 November 2017). "Carmen Lamela: Así es la jueza que ha encarcelado al Govern destituido y a los Jordis" (in Spanish). El Periódico de Catalunya. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  8. ^ "La Audiencia Nacional retiene los 15,9 millones de las indemnizaciones de la antigua cúpula de Abengoa" (in Spanish). ABC. 18 December 2015.
  9. ^ Pérez, Fernando J. (1 July 2016). "La juez imputa a 23 exconsejeros de Bancaja por el crédito a Grand Coral" (in Spanish). El País.
  10. ^ "La Audiencia Nacional permite a Rosell desbloquear parte de sus cuentas" (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 11 September 2017.
  11. ^ "La mano dura de Lamela". La Vanguardia. 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  12. ^ "Sandro Rosell, absuelto tras casi dos años en prisión". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  13. ^ Jones, Sam (2017-11-02). "Spanish judge jails eight members of former Catalan government". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  14. ^ "Lamela procesa a 9 detenidos en Alsasua por terrorismo, atentado, lesiones y delito de odio. Noticias de España" (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 22 November 2016.
  15. ^ Domínguez, Iñigo (30 December 2016). "Terrorists or troublemakers?". El País.
  16. ^ "La Audiencia Nacional descarta que el caso Altsasu sea terrorismo". ElNacional.cat. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  17. ^ "Doce raperos de 'La insurgencia' juzgados por un posible delito de enaltecimiento del terrorismo". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 November 2017.
  18. ^ Pérez, Fernando J. (6 November 2017). "La juez Lamela manda a prisión a los comisarios Villarejo y Salamanca". El País (in Spanish).
  19. ^ Jones, Sam (2 November 2017). "Spanish judge jails eight members of former Catalan government". The Guardian.
  20. ^ Schreuer, Milan (27 August 2018). "17,500 Dutchmen Gave Their DNA in a Murder Inquiry. After 20 Years, an Arrest". The New York Times.
  21. ^ "La hermana de la jueza Lamela es la interventora general del Estado". ElNacional.cat. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  22. ^ "BOE.es - Documento BOE-A-2018-8597". www.boe.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Carmen Lamela, una jueza condecorada por la Policía y la Guardia Civil" (in European Spanish). kaosenlared.net. Retrieved 19 October 2017.