This article discusses Spain’s history of trial by jury, focusing on the reinstatement of trial by jury in Spain by the 1995 jury legislation implementing Article 125 of the post-Franco Spanish Constitution. It discusses key provisions of the new Spanish jury law with illustrations from the cases of Otegi and others. It also predicts as to whether the classic jury will acquit itself as a catalyst for criminal justice reform in a Civil Law system such as that of Spain.
Thaman, Stephen C., Waiting for the Verdict on Spain's New Jury System (Spring 1997). Voir Dire, vol. 4, No. 2, 1997, pp. 3-7, 26.; Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper.