• 29 November 2015
    http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2011/12/understanding-uribismo-colombia/In November 2015, PBI UK welcomed Colombian human rights lawyer Luis Guillermo Pérez to London, as part of a European speaking tour in which he also attended the UN Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva and met with representatives of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Luis Guillermo is the president of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyer’s Collective (CAJAR), which works for the defence and promotion of human rights in Colombia as a prerequisite for a just, equitable and inclusive society. Over more than 30 years, the work of CAJAR’s lawyers has resulted in landmark decisions that have improved access to justice for many victims of the country’s long-running conflict. They have faced many serious threats for this work, including being linked to insurgent organisations by government officials, and being publically identified as “military targets” by death squads. PBI has accompanied the collective since 1995. Here, Luis Guillermo talks to PBI UK about the Colombian peace process, business and human rights, and the struggles and rewards of life as a human rights defender.
  • 25 November 2015
    PBI UK Patron Sir Henry Brooke reflects on the work of PBI and his involvement with the organisation.
  • 17 November 2015
    "Pairing Shakespeare with the law at a recent PBI/Alliance for Lawyers at Risk fundraising event was a perfect marriage, writes Melissa CoutinhoMiddle Temple Hall was a fitting venue for the Peace Brigade International (PBI)...More
  • 16 November 2015
    PBI UK and Alliance for Lawyers at Risk celebrate the courage of threatened lawyers through the works of Shakespeare at ‘Shakespeare and the Law’ Event“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
  • 16 November 2015
    PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk cordially invite you to ‘Shakespeare and the Law’ on the evening of 16 November 2015.Read an article about the event in The Times Law diary here.PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk are organising a special event on the theme of ‘Shakespeare and the Law’ on 16 November 2015, 6:30 pm to start at 7:00 pm at the Middle Temple Hall.The evening is being held to honour the courage of lawyers who take risks on a daily basis to defend the Rule of Law. Performances will be given by: Sheila Hancock, Alex Jennings, Juliet Stevenson and Samuel West. As well as recorder players from the Royal College of Music, London performing Fantazias (1680) by Henry Purcell.
  • 12 November 2015
    Edward Fennell writes about PBI UK's upcoming event 'Shakespeare and the Law' in his Law Diary column in The Times
  • 5 November 2015
    PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk cordially invite you to ‘Shakespeare and the Law’ on the evening of 16 November 2015.Read an article about the event in The Times Law diary here.PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk are organising a special event on the theme of ‘Shakespeare and the Law’ on 16 November 2015, 6:30 pm to start at 7:00 pm at the Middle Temple Hall.
  • 23 October 2015
    On October 14, at midday, 2 people entered the home of Lourdes Castro, a staff member of the Colombia Europe United States – Coordination Group - CCEEU (a coalition of 221 Colombian organisations working on the promotion, dissemination and defence of human rights), stealing Ms Castro’s personal computer and some other nearby objects, but did not take other goods of higher economic value. This is the fifth time that members of the CCEEU office have suffered the theft of information and computer equipment in recent years.
  • 23 October 2015
    An independent report is now available on the human rights situation of the indigenous Ch’orti’ communities in the Chiquimula region of Guatemala.
  • 25 September 2015
    PBI’s orientation weekends provide a useful general introduction to the principles, aims and policies of Peace Brigades International. The next PBI orientation weekend will be held on 7th - 9th of August at YHA Jordans in...

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