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Peace Brigades International (PBI) has carried out observation and international accompaniment in thirteen countries on five continents since 1981 and in Colombia since 1994.

“To make hope bigger and fear smaller”

We give a big welcome to the five women who have just joined PBI Colombia as field brigadistas. In the midst of the pandemic they have travelled from Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway and France join us in the Colombia project accompanying Colombian human rights defenders. Here they introduce themselves and talk about what has motivated them to work with PBI. Continue reading “To make hope bigger and fear smaller”

“What we see is a permanent attack on the administration of justice,” Reynaldo Villalba

August 2020 brought a ruling without precedent; the Supreme Court of Justice ordered an arrest warrant against Álvaro Uribe Vélez for alleged procedural fraud and witness tampering.  PBI spoke with Reynaldo Villalba of the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective about the background on this case, the pressure and threats against the Court, Uribism’s proposal to unify the courts in Colombia, and other open cases against ex-President Uribe. Continue reading “What we see is a permanent attack on the administration of justice,” Reynaldo Villalba