Advocate to run first marathon for lawyers at risk

In May, advocate Niall McCluskey will be running his first ever marathon to raise funds for PBI UK in support of lawyers at risk around the world. 

In this short video, Niall explains why he is running his first ever marathon on behalf of PBI UK.

You can sponsor him by clicking here

Fighting for Judicial Independence in Honduras

López Lone et al versus Honduras: fighting for judicial independence in Honduras

Following the visit to the United Kingdom in December 2016 of Adan Guillermo López Lone, UCL Institute of the Americas student Alexandra Nawrat analyses the case of Guillermo Lopez Lone and the situation of the independence of the judiciary in Honduras.

Adan Guillermo Lopez Lone

PBI UK 35th anniversary conference round-up

Lawyers in Honduras – A High Risk Profession

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2016 highlights situation of risk for lawyers in Honduras

On Friday 22 January protests will take place outside Honduran Embassies and Consulates across Europe in solidarity with Honduran lawyers and human rights activists who are threatened, attacked and killed as a result of their work to defend the rule of law and uphold international human rights.

Lawyers in Honduras – A High Risk Profession (2016)

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2016 highlights situation of risk for lawyers in Honduras

On Friday 22 January protests will take place outside Honduran Embassies and Consulates across Europe in solidarity with Honduran lawyers and human rights activists who are threatened, attacked and killed as a result of their work to defend the rule of law and uphold international human rights.

In conversation with Colombian human rights lawyer Luis Guillermo Pérez

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.

Jorge Molano; Securing Justice in Colombia

“Jorge Molano: The face of threatened lawyers across the world.” Phon van den Biesen. President Lawyers 4 Lawyers.In May 2015 lawyer Jorge Molano was awarded the Lawyers 4 Lawyers Award for his human rights work in his native Colombia. For many years, he has acted for victims and the families of victims in high profile cases involving the military and security forces. Most notably, a case in 2012 resulting in the imprisonment of senior military figures for their roles in the death and disappearance of just under 100 people following the storming of the Palace of Justice in 1985.

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