Online event with Colombian lawyer Danilo Rueda
We would like to invite you to an online event with Colombian Lawyer at risk, Danilo Rueda on Thursday, 2nd July at 6pm UK time. This event is co-hosted by the Colombian Caravana, ABColombia, Peace Brigades International UK (PBI UK); with the collaboration of Institute for the Rule of Law of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA-IROL) and Lawyers for Lawyers.
Danilo Rueda is the Executive Secretary of the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP), a human rights organisation with more than 31 years of experience of working to expose human rights and environmental violations in the conflict regions of Colombia. Despite continued death threats, Danilo Rueda courageously works to challenge the climate of impunity and to defend the rights of grassroots communities. The Caravana is particularly concerned about recent allegations of unlawful surveillance activities by the Colombian National Army on 130 individuals between February and December 2019, and Danilo is one of them.
This will be a unique opportunity to discuss access to justice, risks to lawyers and implementation of the Peace Accord, particularly at times of COVID-19. We will hear from him what the legal community in the UK and Europe can do to support Colombian lawyers in light of the increasingly hostile environment they are facing in Colombia.
The event starts at 6 pm UK time.
Please RSVP to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be sharing the link once you RSVP.
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