PBI-Colombia accompanied lawyers on Day of the Endangered Lawyer webinars, January 24

Yessika Hoyos, Lina Peláez, German Romero, Franklin Castañeda. We will be watching two webinars on Monday January 24, the Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The webinar that day with Lina Peláez (Nomadesc), German Romero (dhColombia) and Franklin Castañeda (CSPP) starts at 11 am EST/COT (5 pm CET). To register, please Read more…

PBI-Colombia notes IACHR call for precautionary measures for National Strike medic in Cali and his missing brother

Photo: National strike street medic John Fernando Marín Marín. On January 8, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Without protection and with serious #impunity in case of leader of medical missions from #nationalstrike in #Colombia, around death threats and forced disappearance of his brother.” El Tiempo reports: “The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Read more…

Specialized police/army units in Canada and Colombia protect resource extraction projects from land defenders

Just before the RCMP raid against Wet’suwet’en land defenders in February 2020, this march in Ottawa said “RCMP off Wet’suwet’en land”. Photo by Brent Patterson. Wet’suwet’en land defender Sleydo’ has described the Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG) as a specialized group of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) that deal specifically Read more…