Colombia Campaigns

Colombia: Beyond Borders | Event

Full PDF Version Beyond Borders: Climate change, human rights, and the struggle for peace in Columbia Meet lawyers from the women’s lawyers collective CCALP Meet a human rights defender from CREDHOS Hear about important legal cases, litigation successes and aggressions advocates … [Read more...]

Colombia: Protective Measures for Human Rights Lawyer Adil Meléndez | Letter

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (ESP) Adil Meléndez, Human Rights Lawyer 13 March, 2019 Pablo Elías González Monguí Director, Unidad Nacional de Protección Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 Puente Aranda Bogotá D.C. 111611 Colombia Dear Mr González Monguí Re: Protective measures … [Read more...]

Colombia: Daniel Ernesto Prado Albarracín at high risk due to his work as a lawyer for a number of victims in the emblematic case of “Los Doce Apóstoles” | Letter

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (SPA) Daniel Prado, lawyer with the CIJP Photo Credit: PBI Colombia 5 December 2018 Mr Iván Duque Márquez President of the Republic of Colombia Carrera 8 No. 7 – 26 Palacio de Nariño Bogotá, Colombia Re. Daniel Ernesto Prado Albarracín … [Read more...]

Colombia: Threats against lawyer Daniel Prado Albarracin | Letter

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (SPA) Daniel Prado, lawyer with the CIJP Photo Credit: PBI Columbia LRWC is gravely concerned for the safety of lawyer Daniel Prado Albarracin, who currently represents victims of crimes committed by the paramilitary group "The 12 Apostles." Over the … [Read more...]

Columbia: Protection of Human Rights Lawyers and Defenders | Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 18, at 00:37:05) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Date: 20/21 September 2018 HRC section: 39th Session (Agenda Item 6) Speaker: Mr. Paul Scambler Oral Statement to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regular … [Read more...]

International Criminal Court News | 17 July 2018

Full PDF Version International Criminal Court News - 17 July 2018 By Joshua Lam and Melissa Tessler July 17, 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute – the Statute which established the International Criminal Court and its jurisdiction over crimes against humanity, genocide and … [Read more...]

Colombia: End Violence Against Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Español) Luis Guillermo Pérez, Colombian Human Rights Defender. Photo Credit: Peace Brigades International 14 May 2018 Dear President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, We write to you in the name of the signed organisations. We welcomed the … [Read more...]

Colombia: Caravana Lawyers Group Calls Upon Colombia to Stop and Remedy Attacks on Members of the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados Luis Carlos Perez and other human rights defenders (HRDs) | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Spanish) LRWC, la Fundación de la Abogacía Española, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group, Colombia Caravana de Juristas the Netherlandsand the Colombian Caravana Irish Lawyers’ Group joined to call on Colombia to stop and … [Read more...]

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: Conduct Full and Impartial Investigation into Treatment and Unlawful Detention of Three Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (Spanish) LRWC was deeply concerned to learn from the Equipo Juridico Pueblos (EJP) that on 1 July, whilst protesting peacefully, three human rights defenders were subjected to violence by law enforcement officials during their arrest for allegedly blocking a road and for alleged … [Read more...]