Report Caravana mission 2018
26 maart 2019

Report Caravana mission 2018

Colombia

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 of the mission is now available.

Since 2008, the Caravana has organised six international biannual delegations to Colombia in fact-finding missions to monitor the situation of human rights defenders, specifically on access to justice and respect for the rule of law.

The Sixth delegation of the International Caravana of Jurists visited Colombia 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.

The report of the 2018 mission was launched on 25 March 2019 in Londen. Ron Rosenhart, who joined the mission on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers, was one of the speakers during the event.

Pictures of the event:

Meer nieuws uit Colombia

7 november 2022

Letter to Colombian authorities on the risk situation of lawyer Luz Romero Villalba and the Association COLEMAD

Colombia

Together with the International Observatory at Risk (OIAD), Lawyers for Lawyers, International Caravan of Jurists, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and Global Justice Association, has informed the Colombian authorities of its concern about the information received regarding the situation of Luz

Lees verder
26 september 2022

Lawyers in Colombia hopeful about new left-wing government

Colombia

At the invitation of Colombian lawyers and human rights activists, the International Caravana of Lawyers, an international fact-finding mission, visited Colombia from 21 to 28 August. During the mission, an international delegation, including Wout Albers from Lawyers for Lawyers, held

Lees verder
9 mei 2022

Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee – Colombia

Colombia

In its upcoming 135th session, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the eighth periodic report submitted by Colombia concerning its implementation of the ICCPR and will adopt a list of issues for Colombia. In the context of this review,

Lees verder
22 december 2021

Colombia: Ensure protection from death threats for lawyers of CCAJAR

Colombia

In a joint letter, 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 England and Wales express concern about the

Lees verder