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Bar Human Rights Committe representatives visiting Mexico

A delegation of lawyers from the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) is in Mexico from 19 to 24 September 2011. [more]




Law Society Council urges Colombia to protect lawyers and human rights defenders

The Council of the Law Society of England & Wales recently passed the following resolution regarding the situation for human rights defenders and lawyers in Colombia. It refers to the report of the second international lawyers'...




BHRC writes to Nepal Prime Minister, urges effective investigation into deaths of the "Dhanusha Five"

Sanjeev Kumar Karna, Jitendra Jha, Durgesh Kumar Labh, and Shailendra Yadav were among 11 people arrested at a student picnic by Nepali security forces on 8 October 2003. The students were reportedly blindfolded, beaten up with...




Mexico’s historic ruling brings hope for justice

After struggling for more than 20 years to see her father’s killers brought to justice, the campaign of Tita Radilla and her lawyers at the Mexican Commission for the Defence and Protection of Human Rights achieved a historic...




Conference: Mexico and the Inter-American Court - video now available

Organised by PBI and the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London, School of Advanced Study), this conference brought together interdisciplinary speakers and an audience from NGOs and political, legal and...[more]




Mexico: Abel Barrera and Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre honoured with German Amnesty International award

Mexican human rights defender Abel Barrera Hernández and the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre have received Amnesty International Germany’s Human Rights Award. [more]




Law Gazette on threatened Colombian lawyers

Six judges, 12 prosecutors and 334 defence lawyers were murdered in Colombia’s ‘judicial war’ between 2003 and 2009, a report by a delegation of British and international lawyers has claimed.



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