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“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

2004: The challenges of being a Women Human Rights Defender

In a context of high tension and major accusations against human rights defenders,[1] Soraya Gutiérrez, a lawyer from the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CAJAR),[2] received numerous threats and attacks. One day a package was sent to her home, Continue reading 2004: The challenges of being a Women Human Rights Defender