Colombia Caravana Training Day - Justice and the Legal System
On 22nd July the 40 delegates going to Colombia in August, attended a Training Day on Colombia - Justice and the Legal System.
The excellent presentations gave delegates an insight into the situation in Colombia, in particular the issues faced by lawyers.
Below is a list of speakers, further information and reading.
Welcome and Introduction
Courtenay Barklem, Human Rights Adviser, Law Society of England and Wales
Overview of the situation in Colombia
Liam Craig Best, Justice for Colombia
Colombia's international relations
Elizabeth Mayhew Read Transcript
FCO assessment of Colombia and its involvement
Tony Kay, head of the Andean Team at the Foreign Office: . Read Transcript
Justice and Peace Law
Peter Burbidge, Westminster University . Read More
Further reading on Demobilisation Fride working paper 2008
Miguel Puerto, International Centre of Trade Union Rights: legal system in Colombia. Read more about ICTUR
Morgane Landel, a representative from Solicitors International Human Rights Group spoke about her experiences in Colombia as part of the SIHRG Colombia Solidarity Campaign. Read Transcript
Louise Winstanley, Peace Brigades International: criminalisation of lawyers in Colombia.
Mariela Kohon, Justice for Colombia: regional information
More information about the Legal System in Colombia
Julian Higuera and Enrique Prietor, Colombia law students were present to discuss their experiences. Read their document on the Colombian law profession
Kathryn Hodson research on Colombian Legal System Read more
Further Reading: Reports and articles on the situation in Colombia
Advocats sans Frontiers
ASF's project in Colombia aims to improve the security, the independence and the training of lawyers in Colombia. In addition it aims to get the authorities and civil society to recognize the legitimacy of their function and the necessity to guarantee a specific protection for them.
|JUSTICE AND PEACE2.ppt||52.5 KB|
|Morgane Landel, Colombia report.doc||85 KB|
|Colombia Law Digest Reviser.pdf||217.46 KB|
|how to become a lawyer.ppt||237.5 KB|
|COLOMBIAN LEGAL SYSTEM.doc||43 KB|
|Courtenay Barklem - Welcome and Introduction.doc||25.5 KB|
|Liam Craig Best.doc||43.5 KB|
|Elizabeth Mayhew.doc||25.5 KB|
|Tony Kay.doc||39 KB|
|Morgane Landel SIHRG.doc||29 KB|