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

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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 integrity of  EJP members, and to initiate and complete full and impartial criminal and disciplinary investigations into the threats and acts of injuries committed against members. In a letter, LRWC expressed its support for this application, along with the Colombia Caravana and other international human rights organizations. The Colombia Caravana has been concerned with the safety of EJP members for some time, noting there is a high rate of impunity for killings and threats to human rights lawyers in the country.