Is there Peace in Colombia?
International Caravana Report Launch
On 25 March, the report of the Sixth International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia will be launched in London. Ron Rosenhart, who joined the mission on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers, will speak during the event.
The Sixth International Caravana of Jurists saw 20 international lawyers and human rights experts, from sixtcountries, travel to Colombia at the beginning of September 2018 shortly after the inauguration of President Iván Duque. At a time when the peace process hangs in the balance and violence escalating dramatically across Colombia, the delegation met with lawyers and judges working both within and outside state institutions and heard directly from victims and activists about the situations of risk which they face.
Since the signing of the Peace Agreement in November 2016, hundreds of human rights defenders have been killed and the UN has called for decisive action to stem the tide of violence enveloping many regions. Colombian’s official state Ombudsman has reported that a human rights defender is killed every three days.
Registration to the event is free and copies of the report will be available at the launch.
Panel discussion and Q&A featuring:
Reinaldo Villalba, José Alveár Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (video pre-record from Colombia)
Charlotte Gill, Colombian Caravana (UK)
Valeria Verdolini PhD, University of Milan (Italy)
Ron Rosenhart, Lawyers for Lawyers (Netherlands)
Chaired by Professor Sara Chandler, QC (Hon), founder and trustee of the Colombian Caravana, member of Law Society Human Rights Committee, and immediate past President of the FBE
Date And Time: Monday 25 March 2019, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT.
Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL, United Kingdom
Meer nieuws uit Colombia
Rommel Durán to receive Ludovic Trarieux Prize
On 27 May 2019 it was announced that Rommel Durán will receive the 24th Ludovic Trarieux Prize. He is a Colombian human rights lawyer, who stands up for the rights of displaced farmers. The Jury of the Ludovic Trarieux priceLees verder
Report Caravana mission 2018
The International Caravana of Jurists travelled to Colombia at the beginning of September 2018, to ascertain the impact that the peace process has had on the work of human rights lawyers and the dynamics of the conflict. A report ofLees verder
Joint letter on behalf of Adil Melendez
In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers, the Colombian Caravana, the Foundation of the Spanish National Bar Association, the International Observatory of Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada expressed concerns about the withdrawal of security measures from Adil Meléndez. Adil JoseLees verder
Joint letter on behalf of lawyer Daniel Prado
In a joint letter, 11 organizations, Lawyers for Lawyers amongst them, expressed concerns about the threats against Colombian lawyer Daniel Prado. In November, member of Lawyers for Lawyers’ Latin America focus group met with Daniel Prado in Amsterdam (picture). MrLees verder