Our man in Colombia

20 September 2012

Our man in Colombia

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) prides itself on working with international organisations, not just for the provision of legal training and qualifications, but also in campaigns to ensure there is access to justice for all.

At the end of August our President, Nick Hanning, was part of a delegation of British lawyers visiting Colombia as part of Colombian Caravana. There charities such as Asociacion de Abogados Defensores Eduardo Umana Mendoza (ACADEUM) are fighting to stop the harassment and murder of hundreds of lawyers who help vulnerable people in the country.

While there Nick wrote several articles for our blog, which can be accessed below. The last article contains details of how lawyers can get involved with campaigns like those in Colombia and also take part in Human Rights work.

Colombian Caravana 2012 – Sin abogados no hay justicia

Colombia Caravana Day 1 – “I’ll be back. I hope”

Colombia Caravana Day 2 – “What else can I do?”

Caravana Day 3 – Is this the Way to Sincelejo?

Caravana Day 4 – Despair

Caravana 1 week later – Lessons and Memories

So you want to get into human rights work?