Colombia Campaigns

Myanmar, Colombia, China: Effective engagement with Universal Periodic Review is critical to effectiveness | Oral Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

See the full debate. LRWC joint statement at 56:42. Full .pdf statement (EN) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 6: General debate the Universal Periodic Review Date:  1 October 2021 Speaker: Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 48th Session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Colombia: Mid-term report on implementation of UPR recommendations | Joint report of L4L, LRWC, and the Colombia Caravana

Full report pdf (EN) In 2018, the UN Human Rights Council conducted its third regular Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Colombia. During the UPR, Colombia received and accepted 28 recommendations for protection of human rights defenders, including lawyers. In September 2021, LRWC joined … [Read more...]

Lawyers in Danger: Threats to Advocates Worldwide | The Advocate, November 2020

This article was originally published in The Advocate, November 2020 edition | See the .pdf article The Advocate is published six times each year by the Vancouver Bar Association and is made available to all lawyers in British Columbia, Canada. NEWS FROM LAWYERS’ RIGHTS WATCH … [Read more...]

Colombia: Lawyers at risk and support for judicial independence | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) (Letter to UN SR) Full PDF (ENG) (Letter to I-A Rapp) Colombia: Lawyers at risk and support for judicial independence The Law Society of England and Wales, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Council of Bars … [Read more...]

Colombia: Allegations of illegal surveillance against lawyers and other human rights defenders | Joint letter

Full PDF (ESP) Full PDF (ENG) International organisations are seriously concerned about allegations of illegal surveillance allegedly perpetrated by the Colombian state on at least 130 individuals, including lawyers of the José Alvear Restrepo Collective (Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear … [Read more...]

Concern about risks and challenges for justice and lawyers in Colombia during COVID-19 | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Full PDF (ESP) LRWC was among the signatories of a joint letter from international organisations and individuals seriously concerned about the situation of access to justice and lawyers' ability to practice their profession, particularly for the defence of human rights. … [Read more...]

China, Turkey, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Colombia: Duty of States to ensure protection of lawyers | Oral Statement at 44th session of the of the Human Rights Council

Link to full debate Direct link to statement, Chapter 47, 01:31:18 Full PDF (ENG) Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on judges and lawyers Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

Colombia: Recent Threats Against and Protective Measures for Human Rights Lawyer Adil Meléndez Márquez | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Adil Meléndez Márquez, human rights lawyer Photo credit: Colombia Caravana Pablo Elías González Monguí Director, Unidad Nacional de Protección Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 Puente Aranda Bogotá D.C. 111611 Colombia 3 February 2020 Re: Recent threats … [Read more...]

Colombia: Germán Romero Sánchez at Risk for His Work as a Lawyer for Victims of Human Rights Violations | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (SPA) Germán Romero Sánchez, human rights lawyer 22 October 2019 Excmo. Sr. Iván Duque Márquez Presidente de la República de Colombia Carrera 8 Nº 7 – 26 Palacio de Nariño Bogotá, Colombia Re: Germán Romero Sánchez en alto riesgo debido a su labor de … [Read more...]

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...]