PBI-Colombia meets with CCALCP lawyers collective on their work and security situation

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On August 25, PBI-Colombia posted: “We held a meeting with the Luis Carlos Pérez Collective Lawyers Corporation (CCALCP) in Bucaramanga to follow up on the work they are doing in defense of human rights as well as their security situation.”

PBI-Colombia has previously noted: “The Luis Carlos Pérez Lawyers’ Collective Corporation (CCALCP), composed entirely of women, has been working for twenty years on behalf of peasants, indigenous people and communities affected by the armed conflict in the regions of northeastern Colombia and Magdalena Medio.”

On November 2, 2019, Julia Figueroa and Andrea Nocove from CCALCP and Ivan Madero from the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) arrived at Pearson International Airport in Toronto for an eight-day advocacy tour in Canada. They were accompanied by Javier Garate, the Canada/USA advocacy representative from the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project.

Their events in Toronto and Ottawa and later that week in Vancouver, Nanaimo and Duncan are documented in this article: Photo-journal of 8-day solidarity tour by Colombian human rights defenders from CCALCP and CREDHOS to Canada.

This past February, the German Ambassador to Colombia tweeted: “The situation continues to be difficult in Los Santanderes, especially in Catatumbo! We support Julia Figueroa at CCALCP for her work as legal counsel to victims. It is important to find true substitute alternatives to stabilize this region.”

And in June, Andrea Nocove spoke in this video in “tribute to the women and men who bravely undertake this task; by leaders in the regions who are the reason to persist in the construction of a more democratic and pluralistic country.”

PBI-Colombia has accompanied CCALCP since 2006.

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