Colombia Campaigns

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...]

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...]