Jorge Eliecer Molano Rodriguez provides legal assistance to various human rights organizations. He assists victims and relatives in various cases, such as the disappearance of 11 people after the hostage drama at the Palace of Justice in Bogota on 6 and 7 November 1985, and the killing on 21 February 2005 of several members (including minors) of the Comunidad de Paz of San José de Apartado, a group of villagers who have sworn not to become involved in the conflict in Colombia.
The lawyer also provides legal support to persons in cases where organizations and human rights defenders are spied upon by national intelligence agencies, and in cases concerning extrajudicial executions.
Early in December 2009 people dressed as civilians tried to enter Molano’s house. His cell phone had been tapped for some time (most likely by the national security agency). Also, his office was watched by various people, his wife was followed and he received threats via the internet. One of those threats was as follows: “We want to make clear that if anything happens to us or our relatives, we hold the judge and her assistant the lawyer Jorge Molano accountable, may our blood pour on them”.
In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Colombia in 2023, Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Right Watch Canada and the Colombian Caravana have written a mid-term report. In this report, we set out to what extent Colombia has implementedLees verder
Lawyers for Lawyers, the Law Society of England and Wales, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), and the Institute for the Rule of Law ofLees verder
In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, and Lawyers for Lawyers together with nine human rights organizations, expressed concerns about recent allegations of the Colombian National Army’s unlawful surveillance activities of 130 individuals, including lawyers of the José Alvear RestrepoLees verder
In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, Lawyers for Lawyers, Action for Justice, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Fundación de la Abogacía Española, Asociación Libre de Abogadas y Abogados, and various individuals have expressed concerns about the risks and challenges forLees verder