Colombia Campaigns

Colombia: Amicus Brief on Compliance of Special Jurisdiction for Peace Act with International Law

Full PDF Version (Spanish) A joint amicus brief was filed on 26 July 2017 in the Constitutional Court of Colombia by Lawyers Without Borders Canada with the support of LRWC, Global Rights Compliance and the Laval University Clinic of International and Humanitarian Law. The Amicus Brief examines the … [Read more...]

Colombia: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Naimen Agustin Lara and Ensure Adequate Protection for Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) Nestor Humberto Martínez Fiscalía General de la Nación Diagonal 22B No. 52-01 (Ciudad Salitre) Bogotá Colombia 25 May 2017 Dear Mr Humberto Martínez, Re: Lawyers’ Collective el Equipo Jurídico Pueblos We write on behalf … [Read more...]

Colombia: Investigate Attacks Against and Ensure Adequate Protection For Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of Colombia Palacio de Nariño Carrera 8 No. 7 – 26 Bogotá - Colombia 22nd March 2017 Dear President Juan Manuel Santos, Re: Letter of concern regarding increase in … [Read more...]

Colombia: Provide Effective Protection for Lawyers at Risk | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (Spanish) On 24 January lawyer Jhon Fredy Concha Valbuena was shot to death. On 1 February lawyer Jorge Enrique Belalcázar Gutierrez was shot and injured. Gutierrez had previously been denied protection measures by the National Protection Unit. In response to mounting violence … [Read more...]

Colombia: Immediately Implement Protections for Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) Juan Manuel Santos Calderon President of the Republic of Colombia Palacio de Nariño Carrera 8 No. 7 – 26 Bogotá - Colombia 14 December 2016 Dear President Santos, Re: Letter of concern regarding the rise in killings and … [Read more...]

Colombia: Report of the Fifth International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia

Full PDF Version The Colombian Caravana of International Jurists (“Caravana”) made its fifth visit to Colombia in August 2016. This was a truly international delegation with an impressive range of civil and criminal law expertise, from twelve different countries, including a prosecutor, … [Read more...]

Colombia: Interim Report of the International Delegation of Jurists to Colombia (Caravana) | Report

Full PDF Version International Delegation of Jurists to Colombia August 20-28, 2016: Interim Report 30 September 2016 by Heather Neun After many decades of war, the Colombian government and the main guerilla group known as FARC reached a final and comprehensive peace agreement on August … [Read more...]

Colombia: International Legal Delegation in Colombia as Peace Agreement Signed

Lawyers Without Borders Canada Report on Peace Negotiations (.pdf) (Spanish) Lawyers Without Borders English Summary (.pdf) An international delegation of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals, including members from Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, met in Colombia last week as part … [Read more...]

Statement: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

The following joint oral statement by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and Asian Legal Resource Centre was submitted but was among the statements of  eleven NGOs that could not be delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … [Read more...]

Colombia: Colombia Caravana 2014 – Judges at Risk – Report of the Judge Delegates of the Colombia Caravana | Report

Full PDF Version The IV International Caravana Delegation of Lawyers to Colombia visited Colombia from August 23 to August 31, 2014. About 70 members from 12 countries, including five judges, visited seven regions: Bucaramanga, Buenaventura, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín, Pasto and Santa Marta. The … [Read more...]