Latest addition: 17 February 2012.
17 de febrero de 2012, por
The National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) supports member of Congress and MOVICE member Ivan Cepeda’s actions before the United Nations denouncing human rights violations and the theft of small farmers’ lands in Montes de María, in the Carribean coast region of Colombia, by the company "Cementos Argos S.A."
24 de diciembre de 2011, por
Avocats sans frontières (“ASF”), Lawyers Without Boarders Canada (“LWBC”), Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvaro Restrepar (“CAJAR”) and the International Federation for Human Rights (“FIDH”) take note of the Report on Preliminary Examination activities (the “Report”) issued by the Office of the Prosecutor (“OTP”) of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) on 13 December 2011. They are particularly interested in the section concerning Colombia, as it falls within the ambit of their activities aimed at promoting and reinforcing the ICC system in that country.
14 de diciembre de 2011
November 18, 2011
We stand behind the work of the Inter-American human rights system and the victims of gross human rights violations who have sought its protection. We are extremely concerned by public statements made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Vice President Angelino Garzón, Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez and other high-ranking public officials against the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective in relation to the Mapiripán case.
29 de noviembre de 2011, por
Regarding the hearing on compliance with the Judgment of the Mapiripán Massacre case, held on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, CEJIL and CCAJAR express their satisfaction that the Court reaffirmed that the prime interest is the protection of the victims of severe human rights violations.
18 de noviembre de 2011, por
“…every night, through cracks in the wall, I watched kidnapped people go by, with their hands tied behind their backs and gagged, to be cruelly murdered in the slaughterhouse of Mapiripán. Every night we heard screams of people who were being tortured and murdered, asking for help [...].”
18 de noviembre de 2011, por
The José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) has decided to state the following with respect to the information on the alleged acts revealed yesterday in the press in relation to a “Justice and Peace” hearing on the Mapiripán Massacre:
25 de julio de 2011, por
On Monday, July 18, 2011, members of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) met with President Juan Manuel Santos, along with Vice-President Angelino Garzón, Minister of Interior Germán Vargas Lleras, Director of the Protection Office María Paulina Riveros, and General Oscar Naranjo, National Director of the Police. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the attacks and insecurity faced by the Lawyers’ Collective, which have been instigated by structures within the Colombian State and establishment, as well as paramilitary groups.
12 April 2011, by
As is widely known and as has been proven in court documents, at the behest of expresident Álvaro Uribe Vélez’s government the Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective was targeted for systematic persecution by the DAS and other intelligence agencies. Uribe’s government considered our work defending human rights to be “terrorist” activities and a threat to the government and national security. Even the Interior Ministry’s Protection Program was used to persecute us and monitor our activities as human rights defenders.
de septiembre de 2010, por
In a letter to president Juan Manuel Santos, on Friday September 10, the Colectivo de Abogados "José Alvear Restrepo", requested his immediate intervention, after learning in recent days, from a credible source, that an attack was being prepared on the life of a lawyer of this NGO that defends human rights, which would involve military intelligence.
15 September 2009, by
On September 17, 2009, the AFL – CIO formally presented the 2008 George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award to Yessika Hoyos Morales for her work as a leader and founding member of the Movement, Sons and Daughters for Memory and against Impunity, for her fight to clarify the murder of her father, trade union leader Jorge Darío Hoyos Franco, and for her work as a human rights defender with the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective.
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