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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...]

Colombia: Support for Precautionary Measures for Equipo Jurídico Pueblos | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version On 12 July 2017, the Equipo Jurídico Pueblos (EJP) applied to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for Group Precautionary Measures. The application asks that the IACHR order the Columbian Government to issue effective measures to protect the life and physical … [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...]