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Defending Human Rights – Peace in Colombia: Another Magical Realism? 28 September 2018

28th September 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Faculty of Advocates Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee presents a talk on “Defending Human Rights – Peace in Colombia: Another Magical Realism?’’ by Kirsty Brimelow QC, Chair of Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, on Friday 28th September 2018.

The signing of a peace accord, between the Farc and the Colombian State, with pens made from bullets used in combat, ended the longest running armed conflict in the Western hemisphere.

But where is the peace? Currently a human rights activist or community leader is killed every three days in Colombia. Since 2013, Kirsty Brimelow QC has carried out mediation between a peace community of Cacao farmers, San José de Apartadó, and the Colombian government. She is recently returned from a visit to the community to assess the impact of the peace accord upon the rural community.

Join us to hear about peace, politics and transitional justice and how you can support human rights on a global scale.

Registration will be from 4.30pm, with the seminar beginning at 5pm. The event will be followed by a drinks reception from 6.30pm.



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