• 12 December 2015
    “As a woman, this work isn’t easy. You have to manoeuvre, argue and put up with three times more than a man to be able to speak up and be heard.” – Silvia Méndez, Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre
  • 11 December 2015
    “They are ‘Gandhis’ and ‘Mandelas’. They are ‘Rosa Parks’ and ‘Malalas’. They are also ordinary individuals, lawyers, women activists, community leaders, journalists, unionists and environmentalists who strive to re-claim our rights and promote our freedoms.”So begins a powerful statement by Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Defenders, ahead of International Human Rights Day on 10 December. The statement emphasises the crucial role of human rights defenders in international law, calling on states to adopt concrete measures for their protection and parliamentarians to be vigilant against laws that restrict civil society space and criminalise human rights activities.
  • 10 December 2015
    Monica Feria Tinta, Barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers piece for international Human Rights Day 2015; Featuring PBI and Shakespeare and the Law event.
  • 10 December 2015
    10 December 2014; The Law Society: Human Rights Day Seminar on Freedom of Expression. Speakers include Dina Meza (Honduras) and Mandira Sharma (Nepal)
  • 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