Colombia Campaigns

Colombia Caravana – Confronting Impunity: Protect Lawyers and Judicial Independence

The VII International Caravana of Jurists has released the final report of the August 2022 delegation of lawyers and judges to Colombia. The latest Caravana focused on the need for an independent judiciary and the protection of human rights lawyers and defenders, to confront impunity and guarantee … [Read more...]

Support LRWC Board Member Heather Neun’s Participation in VII Colombia Caravana

Go To Donate Page Please donate to support LRWC member Heather Neun’s participation in the VII International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia (20-28 August 2022) in support of the Colombian legal profession. The VII Caravana is taking place at the invitation of Colombian human rights … [Read more...]

Amicus Curiae Filed in Petition of Colombian Human Rights Lawyers against the State of Colombia

Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) recently filed an amicus curiae brief (amicus) with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR or Court) concerning the petition of “Jose Alvear Restrepo” Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) v Colombia. The Petitioners are … [Read more...]

Colombia: Report to UN Human Rights Committee | Joint submission

Full pdf joint report See the submission on the UN OHCHR site On 2 May 2022, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) joined Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) in a submission to the UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) in preparation for the next review of Colombia's implementation of the International … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Situation of human rights in Colombia | Oral statement

Full pdf statement See at 07:44:20. Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:           Item 2: General Debate Date:           8 March 2021 Speaker:        Catherine Morris Oral Statement to the 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada … [Read more...]

Discussion on the UN Guidelines for Lawyers in Support of Peaceful Assemblies | Online event 24 January 2022

Discussion on the UN Guidelines for Lawyers in Support of Peaceful Assemblies 24 January 2022 13:30-15:00 (Zurich) 07:30 - 9:00 am (Eastern -- North America) This event will take place online: Register here. This event is co-organized by the Geneva Human Right Platform, the International Bar … [Read more...]

Colombia: The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January 2022 | Recording now online

See the 27-page report of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2022: Colombia English (pdf) | Espanol (.pdf) | Turkish (.pdf) | other languages forthcoming List of supporting documents for further reading (EN) See the recording of the event attended by 1,105 people. REGISTER NOW: 24 … [Read more...]

Escalating Threats to Colombian Human Rights Advocates: The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January 2022 | Article

This article originally appeared in, an online magazine for Canadian lawyers, on 11 January 2022. Yessika Hoyos Morales, a lawyer  in Colombia, is a speaker at the upcoming event on 24 January for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer. See more information and register for the event, which is … [Read more...]

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer, January 24, 2022: Colombia | The Advocate, January 2022

First published in The Advocate, 80(1) (January 2022): 79-82. See a PDF version of the article. THE   DAY  OF  THE  ENDANGERED  LAWYER,  JANUARY  24,  2022: COLOMBIA By Heather Neun* and Catherine Morris† In 2021, threats to lawyers and other human rights defenders around the … [Read more...]

Colombia: Ensure protection from death threats for lawyers of CCAJAR | Joint letter

Full pdf letter (EN and ES) In a joint letter issued on 22 December 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Colombian Caravana, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, and the Law Society of … [Read more...]